Plastic footprint 「塑料足跡」

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塑料垃圾是全球範圍內的環保問題。你聽說過 「plastic footprint」 這個說法嗎?它類似於 「carbon footprint (碳足跡)」,但它關注的是減少塑料製品的使用量。聽菲菲和 Roy 的對話,學習如何使用 「plastic footprint」。

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Feifei
歡迎收聽 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」。大家好,我是馮菲菲。

Roy
And I’m the new, improved Roy.

Feifei
Wow, Roy – you look really different – why are you wearing a suit?

Roy
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.

Feifei
不過,你知道 「plastic footprint」 和你穿什麼鞋是沒有關係的,對吧?「Plastic footprint」 指的是 「人們在日常生活中所使用的塑料製品數量」。

Roy
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.

Feifei
Roy, I’ve never heard you get angry before. 我很佩服你對減少塑料垃圾數量的重視!I’m impressed you care about your plastic footprint.

Roy
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.

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 started 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.

Feifei
你正在收聽的是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。我們正在給大家介紹 「plastic footprint」 的意思和用法。「Plastic footprint」 指的是 「人們在日常生活中所使用的塑料製品數量」,它被簡稱為 「塑料足跡」。Roy, how are you reducing your plastic footprint?

Roy
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?

Feifei
No, I don’t. I have reusable bags that are made of cloth rather than plastic. What else can be done?

Roy
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?

Feifei
Yes, I do. Why?

Roy
Well, you should always make sure that the teabags you use are biodegradable if you want to reduce your plastic footprint.

Feifei
I didn’t know that! Well, speaking of tea, do you want a cup?

Roy
I’d love one.

Feifei
Me too. Now go and make me one while I do some work. Bye, Roy.

Roy
OK, Feifei. Bye!