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- eliminate /ih-LIM-uh-neyt /
- substitution /suhb-stuh-TOO-shn/
- cutlery /KUHT-luh-ree/
- enforce /en-FOHRS/
- stock /stok/
[verb] – to remove or take away someone or something
I want to eliminate fatty foods from my diet this year.
[noun] – the use of one person or thing instead of another
My aunts use honey in substitution for sugar.
[noun] – knives, forks, and spoons used for eating food
She takes proper care of her gold cutlery.
[verb] – to make people obey a law, or to make a particular situation happen or be accepted
Pandemic rules are strictly enforced these days.
[noun] – a supply of something for use or sale
Many people are worried about the low food stock this winter.
France started to ban plastic straws, cups, and cutlery in 2021. As part of President Macron’s environmental efforts, public spaces are also expected to install water fountains to reduce the use of plastic bottles and fast-food restaurants will have to stop selling plastic toys. However, some industry analysts are criticizing the speed at which the new law is being enforced. “Removal of plastic packaging from most fruit and vegetables at such short notice does not allow alternatives to be tested and introduced in a timely manner and stocks of existing packaging to be cleared”, said Philippe Binard, a general delegate from the European Fresh Produce Association. A few other European countries have announced similar bans in recent months as they take action towards the goals of the 2021 COP26 conference in Glasgow.
- What are some products in your country that are usually sold in plastic wrapping?
- What are some environmental issues in your country? Which is the most serious or urgent?
- If you were to suggest an idea on how to eliminate plastic usage in your city, what would it be? Please explain your answer.
- Do you think drinking fountains are good for the environment?
- In your opinion, what would the world be like without plastic?
- test (verb)