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CONVERSATION CLASS TOPIC WEEK 3

Actualizado: 17 de oct de 2018



This week's conversation topic is paper or plastic? Here are some articles, videos and podcasts to check out in your free time.


PODCAST: https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2017/aug/30/plastics-a-villainous-material-or-a-victim-of-its-own-success-science-weekly-podcast


VIDEO: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/09/paper-straws-are-better-for-the-environment-but-they-will-cost-you.html


ARTICLES: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/07/news-plastic-drinking-straw-history-ban/

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/05/paper-bags-vs-plastic-what-s-really-best-for-the-environment.html


Here's some essential paper or plastic? vocabulary to get you started:


reuse: to use again


eco-friendly/environmentally friendly: not harmful to the environment


landfill: an area where garbage is dumped and covered with dirt


organic: grown only with natural fertilizers


carbon footprint: the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of an individual, organization, or community


biodegradable: can be broken down by tiny organisms


raw materials: things in nature that people use to make things


compost: a soil like mixture made from rotting plant and animal matter


disposable: meant to be thrown away after one use


trash: things that are thrown away


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