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  • Hello and welcome to The English

  • We Speak. I'm Feifei.

  • And I'm the new, improved Roy.

  • Wow, Roy - you look really different!

  • Why are you wearing a suit?

  • Well, I decided to give some of my

  • old clothes away to charity and start

  • wearing my suit and tie and cut my

  • hair short. Also, I'm wearing these shoes

  • that have a metal sole to reduce

  • my plastic footprint.

  • You know that plastic footprint

  • doesn't relate specifically to your

  • shoes, right? Plastic footprint relates

  • to the amount of plastic you use in

  • your everyday life.

  • Yep, and I'm very aware of the amount

  • of plastic I use - in fact, I get really

  • angry when I receive or buy something

  • that uses unnecessary plastic packaging.

  • Roy, I've never heard you get angry

  • before. I'm really impressed you care

  • about plastic footprint.

  • Well, I only get upset when it relates

  • to the future of the planet - a planet

  • my son and his children will inherit.

  • Let's listen to these examples.

  • I've tried to avoid buying things

  • that use too much plastic packaging

  • because I'm very aware of my

  • plastic footprint.

  • The shop has starting using paper

  • bags to reduce its plastic footprint.

  • First it was carbon, now it's our

  • plastic footprint we have to reduce.

  • I have to read more about it.

  • This is The English We Speak

  • from BBC Learning English and

  • we're talking about the expression

  • 'plastic footprint'. This relates to the

  • amount of plastic that we

  • use in our everyday life.

  • Roy, how are you reducing

  • your plastic footprint?

  • Well, first of all, whenever I buy

  • a coffee, I use a reusable coffee cup.

  • Also, when you buy things, do

  • you use single-use plastic bags?

  • No, I don't. I have reusable bags

  • that are made of cloth rather than

  • plastic. What else can be done?

  • Well, bringing your own bottle to

  • drink water can help, and also

  • avoiding plastic cutlery. I always

  • take my cutlery from home.

  • Do you drink a lot of tea?

  • Yes, I do. Why?

  • Well, you should always make

  • sure that the tea bags you use

  • are biodegradable if you want to

  • reduce your plastic footprint.

  • I didn't know that! Well, speaking

  • of tea, do you want a cup?

  • I'd love one.

  • Me too, now go and make me

  • one while I do some work.

  • Bye, Roy.

  • OK, Feifei. Bye!

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/17
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