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Youjin: Did you know that April 22 is Mother Earth Day?

Amy: Yes, but we should think about the environment every day, not just one day a year.

Youjin: I agree! I try to do at least some small things that help the environment. Like, lately, I’ve tried to scale back my use of disposable products, such as paper napkins and paper plates.

Amy: That’s great. I wish I could do that, but I get takeout a lot, and that means a lot of disposable containers. Since my neighborhood doesn’t recycle, I throw them away. I feel guilty about that, but I still do it.

Youjin: Well, hopefully some of those containers are made from biodegradable material, so you can compost them. And if not, you can reuse them. That’s what I do. They make great containers to carry my lunch to work.

Amy: That’s a really good idea! I’ll start doing that.

词语解释(程度较高的读者也可以选择听对话词语的英文解释

The environment:环境,即人类和动植物生存的自然世界。

Scale back:减少规模或数量。

Disposable用后即可丢掉的,一次性的。

Takeout :外卖(餐饮食品) 。

To recycle :回收,即废物再利用。也指将旧东西送到翻新改造的地方。有时也可指再次使用。

Feel guilty 指人觉得自己做错了事的时候感到内疚或惭愧。

Biodegradable :可生物递降分解的,即可自然而无害地分解成微小物质。

To compost :将有机物,如树叶、蔬果剩余部分、咖啡渣等混合沤成肥料,即制成堆肥,用来滋养花园草地的土壤。

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