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Topic Reading-Vol.2624-6/18/2019

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2019/06/18 Topic Reading-Vol.2624-6/18/2019

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Can you really have a plastic-free kitchen?

In yesterday’s Vol.2624, you learned the problems plastic wastes are creating in India and which is the best solution to the problem among “3-Rs.” Reduce. Then, you may want to know how to reduce the use of plastic in your life and home.

The first thing that most people think of is to bring a reusable bag when going shopping. It’s the simplest and easiest way for anyone to reduce plastic waste. Whichever reusable bag you use, paper, polyethylene, or cotton, try to use it as many times you can.

You can also gradually switch from plastic containers like a lunch box, freezer bags, or jars to non-plastic ones. But make sure to use the ones that you already have as long as you can instead of creating waste right now.

You may wonder why many food items, such as potatoes, cucumbers, bananas, and beef usually are wrapped in plastic in supermarkets. One reason is for convenience. When things are sold in a package, it’s much easier for the store staff to put them on the shelves and scan the barcode. It’s also convenient for the shoppers to pick up the items from the shelves and store them in the fridge. Another reason, which is impactful to the environment, is that when such foods are wrapped in plastic, they last longer, thus less food waste is produced. Controversial, isn’t it?

Instead of worrying about which is better for the environment, plastic or food waste, enjoy reading the article and find what you can do practically.

https://www.bbc.com/food/articles/plastic_free_kitchen

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