My Chopsticks -My Hashi-

Posted January 7th, 2009 in Ume's Interests 2 Comments »

I bought plastic chopsticks from Japan for my lunch at the office.  In Japan, everywhere I looked there was this word “ECO”.  Eco bags, eco fridge, eco house etc…

Carrying your own chopsticks and not using any disposable chopsticks are getting common in Japan.  (called My Hashi = my chopsticks)  Most restaurants serve disposable chopsticks when customer orders a meal, and they are thrown away after used.  There were used to be lots and lots of rubbish everyday in food industry.  Since people started to carry their own chopsticks and use them in restaurants or for convenience store food, the amount of rubbish actually decreased!  That’s a great news 🙂

There is another merit to be an eco-person in Japan.  If you bring your own eco bag when you shop, and not use any plastic bags from the shops, you can get some points on your shopping member cards and they can be exchanged to either cash or some prizes! 🙂  You can do it everyday and good for wallet and environment.

At my office in Perth I get free lunch everyday, and used to use disposable chopsticks.  Now I’m using my own My Hashi 🙂  (← from 100 yen shop again )

2 Comments on “My Chopsticks -My Hashi-”

  1. 1 Tokyo Five said at 10:19 pm on January 7th, 2009:

    Yes, ECO is popular here now. And 「My 箸」…but some restaurants, even places like 「牛丼屋」 use real chopsticks for customers and wash and reuse them (instead of 割箸).

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 10:09 am on January 8th, 2009:

    I think restaurants in Perth should do that too! 🙂

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