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From the Ted Talk by Joe Smith: How to use a paper towel

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Five hundred seventy-one million two hundred thirty thousand pounds of paper towels are used by acmreains every year. If we could — ccotroiren, wrong figure — 13 billion used every year. If we could reduce the usage of paper towels, one paper towel per preson per day, 571,230,000 pdouns of paper not used. We can do that.
Now there are all kinds of paper towel dispensers. There's the tri-fold. People typically take two or three. There's the one that cuts it, that you have to tear off. People go one, two, three, four, tear. This much, right? There's the one that cuts itself. poelpe go, one, two, three, four. Or there's the same thing, but recycled paper, you have to get five of those because they're not as absorbent, of course.

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Five hundred seventy-one million two hundred thirty thousand pounds of paper towels are used by _________ every year. If we could — __________, wrong figure — 13 billion used every year. If we could reduce the usage of paper towels, one paper towel per ______ per day, 571,230,000 ______ of paper not used. We can do that.
Now there are all kinds of paper towel dispensers. There's the tri-fold. People typically take two or three. There's the one that cuts it, that you have to tear off. People go one, two, three, four, tear. This much, right? There's the one that cuts itself. ______ go, one, two, three, four. Or there's the same thing, but recycled paper, you have to get five of those because they're not as absorbent, of course.

Solution

  1. person
  2. americans
  3. pounds
  4. correction
  5. people

Original Text

Five hundred seventy-one million two hundred thirty thousand pounds of paper towels are used by Americans every year. If we could — correction, wrong figure — 13 billion used every year. If we could reduce the usage of paper towels, one paper towel per person per day, 571,230,000 pounds of paper not used. We can do that.
Now there are all kinds of paper towel dispensers. There's the tri-fold. People typically take two or three. There's the one that cuts it, that you have to tear off. People go one, two, three, four, tear. This much, right? There's the one that cuts itself. People go, one, two, three, four. Or there's the same thing, but recycled paper, you have to get five of those because they're not as absorbent, of course.

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