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Topic Reading-Vol.2854-2/3/2020

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2020/02/03 Topic Reading-Vol.2854-2/3/2020

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Here’s one way to cut down on plastic pollution: Eat your bowl

In the last century, our priority was to create economical solutions and produce them on a massive scale. Single-use plastic products are the most notable example, such as bags, wraps, and tableware. But they are not bio-degradable so that once used, they become waste. Of the 300 million tons of plastic waste produced each year, less than 15% of that is recycled. Using paper is one of the practical solutions to reduce the use of single-use plastic. Paper bags, straws, and dishes are good alternatives. But they still end up in landfills or incinerators.

Is there anything that is biodegradable and consumable? One South African company came up with an edible bowl that is made from wheat. This began bowl can hold a hot meal for up to five hours and be stored for as long as 15 months. Sounds like a perfect alternative for tableware used in fast-food restaurants, outside events, and airplanes. Though it costs more than plastic tableware, it can be part of the meal like bread. Not so different from an ice-cream cone or taco shells.

Enjoy reading the article and learn about this edible tableware.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/29/business/edible-bowls-south-africa-intl/index.html

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