Actualizado: 17 oct 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/


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