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From the Ted Talk by Andrew Forrest: A radical plan to end plastic waste

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AF: Because we have ingrained in us a price of plastic from fossil fuels, which sits just under what it takes to economically and profitably recycle plastic from plastic. See, all plastic is is building blocks from oil and gas. Plastic's 100 percent polymer, which is 100 percent oil and gas. And you know we've got enough plastic in the world for all our needs. And when we recycle plastic, if we can't rclceye it cheaper than fossil fuel plastic, then, of course, the world just sticks to fsoisl fuel psatlic.

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AF: Because we have ingrained in us a price of plastic from fossil fuels, which sits just under what it takes to economically and profitably recycle plastic from plastic. See, all plastic is is building blocks from oil and gas. Plastic's 100 percent polymer, which is 100 percent oil and gas. And you know we've got enough plastic in the world for all our needs. And when we recycle plastic, if we can't _______ it cheaper than fossil fuel plastic, then, of course, the world just sticks to ______ fuel _______.

Solution

  1. fossil
  2. recycle
  3. plastic

Original Text

AF: Because we have ingrained in us a price of plastic from fossil fuels, which sits just under what it takes to economically and profitably recycle plastic from plastic. See, all plastic is is building blocks from oil and gas. Plastic's 100 percent polymer, which is 100 percent oil and gas. And you know we've got enough plastic in the world for all our needs. And when we recycle plastic, if we can't recycle it cheaper than fossil fuel plastic, then, of course, the world just sticks to fossil fuel plastic.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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fossil fuel 5
building blocks 4
recycled plastic 3
marine ecology 2
breaking science 2
bad news 2
big petrochemical 2
petrochemical plant 2
scrap metal 2
million tons 2
resin producers 2
recycling business 2

Important Words

  1. blocks
  2. building
  3. cheaper
  4. economically
  5. fossil
  6. fuel
  7. fuels
  8. gas
  9. ingrained
  10. oil
  11. percent
  12. plastic
  13. polymer
  14. price
  15. profitably
  16. recycle
  17. sits
  18. sticks
  19. takes
  20. world