Topic Reading-Vol.2584-5/9/2019

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Topic Reading-Vol.2584-5/9/2019

英語専門 MEL School三鷹 

2019/05/09 Topic Reading-Vol.2584-5/9/2019

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

How to solve the plastic packaging paradox

Not all plastic products are evil. Of course, single-use plastic shopping bags shouldn’t be justified only for convenience and economy. However, plastic bags and packaging make food last longer, which reduce food waste substantially during transportation, on the store shelves, and in the fridge. Also, pre-cut meat packed and wrapped by see-through plastic keeps its color longer and allows you to choose the one you like without sacrificing hygiene and freshness. Indeed, it’s been over eighty years since plastic became popular for food packaging. It’s part of our daily lives especially in cities where most of the daily necessities are transported, traded, and purchased. It’s hard to imagine what our life would be like without plastic packaging. But are we recycling or reusing it enough? In fact, some plastic packaging items, such as PET and PP are often recycled but others like PVC or PS are almost never. Also, can more single-use plastic be replaced by more environmentally friendly materials like paper or degradable plastic? It’s time to make use of human ingenuity and consciousness to the environment rather than just convenience and economy.

Enjoy reading the article and learn about one of the greatest inventions of the previous century and biggest problems in the present century.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47161379

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