高校生からはじめる「現代英語」2018/12/12
12 水 Lesson32 Part2
Paper product cut plastic pollution Part2
紙製品でプラスチック汚染を削減

Plastic waste is becoming a serious environmental problem around the world.
It is compelling many countries, including Japan, to find green solutions that reduce the use of plastics.
Japan’s Nippon Paper has developed a new type of paper packaging for potato chips and other foods. It is specially designed to keep the contents fresh.
The firm is getting an increasing number of orders, and plans to create similar products.
“Using paper will help to cut the amount of plastic waste,” an official of the firm says, “We want to respond to the needs of customers who are looking for alternatives to plastic.”
Such efforts are part of a growing global trend.
Starbucks and The Walt Disney Co. are among the U.S. companies that plan to stop using disposable plastic straws.
A lot of plastic waste ends up in the ocean. The debris breaks down over time into tiny pieces of plastic, what scientists now call “microplastics.” These pollutants can get into the food chain.

プラスチックの廃棄物が、深刻な環境問題となりつつあります、世界各地で。
1). is becoming ~となりつつある
プラスチックの廃棄物が
Plastic waste
深刻な環境問題となりつつあります
is becoming a serious environmental problem
世界各地で
around the world.
プラスチックの廃棄物が、深刻な環境問題となりつつあります、世界各地で。
Plastic waste is becoming a serious environmental problem around the world.

それは日本を含む多くの国々に余儀なくさせつつあります、プラスチックの使用を減らす環境に優しい解決策を見つけることを。
2). reduce 減らす
それは多くの国々の、日本を含むに余儀なくさせつつあります
It is compelling many countries, including Japan,
環境にやさしい解決策を見つけることを
to find green solutions
プラスチックの使用を減らす
that reduce the use of plastics.
それは日本を含む多くの国々に余儀なくさせつつあります、プラスチックの使用を減らす環境に優しい解決策を見つけることを。
It is compelling many counties, including Japan, to find green solutions that reduce the use of plastics.

この会社は受注の数がますます増えつつあり、同じような製品を創ることにしています。
3). an increasing number of … ~の数がますます増えている
この会社は
The firm
受注の数がますます増えつつあり
is getting an increasing number of orders,
同じような製品を創ることにしています。
and plans to create similar products.

1). 〜なりつつある。 be becoming
緑茶は世界各地で人気の飲み物になりつつあります。
Green tea is becoming a popular drink around the world.
2). 減らす reduce
私の新年の決意の一つは、私が食べる甘いものの量を減らすことです。
One of my new year’s resolutions is to reduce the amount of sweet I eat.

It’s good to know such large corporations as the Walt Disney company and Starbucks are looking for waste to reduce plastic waste. The amount of plastic in the ocean is a real problem.
It can be really hard as a consumer to avoid using plastics, especially you can’t always choose how your food is packed. So the more that company do to change the materials they use, the more we as consumers can do to help the environment.
That’s true. I think the internal community is becoming more aware we all have to do make changes in order to protect the environment.
I think so. It makes me want to think about small changes I can make myself to help out.
I agree.




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