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21. We can recycle plastic
Mike Biddle
<10:58>    July 2011

 

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≪Questions:We can recycle plastic≫
1. According to the United Nations, how many pounds of electronics waste are discarded around the world each and every year?

 

 

2. When people see mountains of electronic waste and cars, they think they are garbage, but the speaker sees them differently. What does he think they are?

 

 

3. What are two things that we use to make toys and tools that we use every single day?

 




4. Why do people recycle more metals than plastics?

 

 

5. The speaker tried to make plastic without using oil or petrochemicals. What did he use?

 

 




6. Fill in the blanks.

The speaker does not want people

to think of themselves as

(1)                        ,

but he wants people to think

of themselves as just using

(2)                           

in one form, until they can be

(3)                       

to another form for another use later in time.

 







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≪Answers:We can recycle plastic≫
1. According to the United Nations, how many pounds of electronics waste are discarded around the world each and every year?
85 billion pounds
 

 

2. When people see mountains of electronic waste and cars, they think they are garbage, but the speaker sees them differently. What does he think they are?
above-ground mines

 

3. What are two things that we use to make toys and tools that we use every single day?
 (many types of) plastics and (many types of) metals

 




4. Why do people recycle more metals than plastics?
because metals are easier to recycle

 

5. The speaker tried to make plastic without using oil or petrochemicals. What did he use?
waste

 




6. Fill in the blanks.

The speaker does not want people

to think of themselves as

(1)    consumers_ ,

but he wants people to think of

themselves as just using

(2)      resources _  

in one form, until they can be

(3)   transformed    

to another form for another use later in time.

 

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