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Plastics: their pollution and recycling

Environment - the natural world in which people, animals and plants live
Carbon dioxide - a gas breathed out by people and animals from the lungs or produced by burning carbon
Biodegrade - to change back, by the action of bacteria, to a natural state that will not harm the environment
Decompose - to be destroyed gradually after death by natural processes
Reuse - to use something again
Waste - materials that are no longer needed and are thrown away
Throw away - to get rid of something that you no longer want
Packaging - materials used to wrap or protect goods that are sold in shops
Harm - damage or injury that is caused by a person or an event
Litter - small pieces of rubbish such as paper, cans and bottles, that people have left lying in a public place
Reduce - to make something less or smaller in size, quantity, price, etc.; to become less or smaller in size, quantity, etc.
Replace - to be used instead of somebody/something else; to do something instead of somebody/something else
Disposable - ​made to be thrown away after use
Consumption - the act of using energy, food or materials; the amount used
Emit - to send out something such as light, heat, sound, gas, etc.




Definition of Environment from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary ]
Definition of Carbon dioxide from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary [ ]
Definition of Biodegrade from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary ]
Definition of Decompose from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary ]
Definition of Reuse from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary [ ]
Definition of Waste from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary ]
Definition of Throw away from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary ]
Definition of Packaging from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary ]
Definition of Harm from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary ]
Definition of Reduce from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary ]
Definition of Replace from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary ]
Definition of Disposable from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary ]
Definition of Consumption from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary ]
Definition of Emit from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary ]
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