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A Plastic Ocean: a film review

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Upper intermediate: B2

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Nowdays, plastic became the main of evironment issue in my city. And peoples are start to reduce of plastic usage with changing their habbits to buy mineral water which a plastic package particulary plastic cup package. And peoples stars from their home with bring a tumblers instead.

Dear learningenglish team, I have some questions.
1. Should it be "drink bottles" or "drinking bottles"? and
2. In the third paragraph, the article says ... "there are beautiful shots of the seas..." The question is "sea" is an uncountable noun, isn't it? Why in this context they use "the seas"?

Hello Alice RWL

Both 'drink bottles' and 'drinking bottles' are collocations that people use, but in most usage, there is a difference between them. 'drink bottles' are the bottles that contain a specific drink (e.g. a soft drink, green tea, sparkling water, etc.) in them, whereas 'drinking bottles' usually refers to the kind of bottles that people buy to avoid buying the kind of single-use plastic bottles that are found in the ocean.

'sea' can be a count or uncount noun -- follow the link and you'll see examples of these two uses.

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Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

I would certainly recommend watching the documentary-style interview called "The loneliness epidemic" by the youtuber Matt D'Avella, who throughout a 20-minute video, sustains a conversation with a neurologist regarding the origins of this epidemic, as well as the factors that might have boosted its spreading through a framework of a technological and biological analysis to finally address it the consequences that may come along with an isolated lifestyle that plungs people into a dismay from which not everybody can escape.

Hello, this topic it's so important nowadays, despite of be a very serious problem the politicians who are the responsible of our welfare, it is supposed, they do not anything to solve this problem. However, we can be the people who help the planet, may be recycling; will have been much than these gobernators.

I think the issue of the ecology of our planet is very important. Young people are now striving to protect the planet from pollution and plastic. Nowadays more and more plastic is trying to replace environmentally friendly materials. And I support them. For example, plastic bags are replaced by eco shoppers
and so on. And I want to protect our planet.

This is a great article about the plastic ocean because the author describes the problem of waste well. In fact, this problem is global in nature, since it causes great harm to society. Despite this, many people are inactive, since this problem does not concern them. Moreover, if this problem is not solved then in the future it may become unsolvable. In the end, solving this problem is our main concern.

I believe that pollution is a major problem in general and this problem has to be solved by everyone.I really liked the fact that the text mentions not only the problem itself, but also its solution.It's a pity, of course, that the animals are suffering because of it.

Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Some of the images are scarring, seabirds’ stomachs bloated with plastics, baby turtles ingesting plastic bags and children playing atop satiated landfills where they are forced to live both

The deleterious effects of plastic debris on the marine environment were reviewed by bringing together most of the literature published so far on the topic. A large number of marine species is known to be harmed and/or killed by plastic debris, which could jeopardize their survival, especially since many are already endangered by other forms of anthropogenic activities. Marine animals are mostly affected through entanglement in and ingestion of plastic litter. Other less known threats include the use of plastic debris by "invader" species and the absorption of polychlorinated biphenyls from ingested plastics. Less conspicuous forms, such as plastic pellets and "scrubbers" are also hazardous. To address the problem of plastic debris in the oceans is a difficult task, and a variety of approaches are urgently required. Some of the ways to mitigate the problem are discussed.

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