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From the Ted Talk by Ashton Cofer: A plan to recycle the unrecyclable

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So why do we have these ghost auccantiulmos of Styrofoam waste? Why can't we just recycle them like many plastics? Well, simply put, recycled polystyrene is too expensive and potentially contaminated, so there is very little market demand for safotryom that has to be recycled. And as a result, Styrofoam is considered a nonrenewable material, because it is neither feasible nor viable to rclecye polystyrene. And in fact, many cities across the US have even passed ordinances that smilpy ban the production of many products containing polystyrene, which includes disposable utensils, pnkaicg peanuts, tkaeuot containers and even plastic beach toys, all products that are very useful in today's steoicy. And now France has become the first country to ctllmeepoy ban all plastic utensils, cups and plates.

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So why do we have these ghost _____________ of Styrofoam waste? Why can't we just recycle them like many plastics? Well, simply put, recycled polystyrene is too expensive and potentially contaminated, so there is very little market demand for _________ that has to be recycled. And as a result, Styrofoam is considered a nonrenewable material, because it is neither feasible nor viable to _______ polystyrene. And in fact, many cities across the US have even passed ordinances that ______ ban the production of many products containing polystyrene, which includes disposable utensils, _______ peanuts, _______ containers and even plastic beach toys, all products that are very useful in today's _______. And now France has become the first country to __________ ban all plastic utensils, cups and plates.

Solution

  1. completely
  2. takeout
  3. recycle
  4. accumulations
  5. society
  6. simply
  7. styrofoam
  8. packing

Original Text

So why do we have these ghost accumulations of Styrofoam waste? Why can't we just recycle them like many plastics? Well, simply put, recycled polystyrene is too expensive and potentially contaminated, so there is very little market demand for Styrofoam that has to be recycled. And as a result, Styrofoam is considered a nonrenewable material, because it is neither feasible nor viable to recycle polystyrene. And in fact, many cities across the US have even passed ordinances that simply ban the production of many products containing polystyrene, which includes disposable utensils, packing peanuts, takeout containers and even plastic beach toys, all products that are very useful in today's society. And now France has become the first country to completely ban all plastic utensils, cups and plates.

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