Posted by: crisdiaz24 | November 24, 2008

UK RUBBISH EXPORTED TO CHINA

UK RUBBISH EXPORTED TO CHINA

1. Where does the plastic waste these people scavenge on come from?

2. What do they do with the plastic they scavenge on?

3. How much do the workers earn?

4. What do they also bring home?

5. What disease can the fumes cause?

6. What pours into the water supplies?

7. Why does the journalist call it a globalised rubbish dump?

8. Why were the factory bosses not so friendly?

9. What has the journalist found in the dump?

10. Why was Mr. Peter Pottier shocked?

11. What was his first reaction?

12. What is one of Britain’s biggest export to China?

13. What are the container ships arriving in England from China loaded with? What do they leave with?

14. Why is the plastic waste taken to China rather than being recycled in Britain?

VOCABULARY:

To scavenge: To look for or obtain food or other objects in other people’s rubbish. Hurgar en la basura.


KEY

UK RUBBISH EXPORTED TO CHINA

  1. Where does the plastic waste these people scavenge on come from?

FROM BRITAIN AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.

What do they do with the plastic they scavenge on?

THEY SHRED IT AND MELT IT TO USE IT AGAIN.

How much do the workers earn?

50 POUNDS A MONTH

What do they also bring home?

A TOXIC DOSE OF POLLUTION

What disease can the fumes cause?

LUNG DISEASE

What pours into the water supplies?

CHEMICAL WASTE

Why does the journalist calls it a globalised rubbish dump?

BECAUSE THE DUMP COMES FROM BRITAIN

Why were the factory bosses not so friendly?

THEY ARE WORRIED THAT IF THE WORLD FINDS OUT THEY WILL STOP SHIPPING THEIR RUBBISH THERE.

What has the journalist found in the dump?

CARRIER BAGS, MAIL, PACKAGING, SEMI-SKINNED MILK, PLASTIC BOTTLES.

Why was Mr. Peter Pottier shocked?

BECAUSE THEIR BEST EFFORTS ARE HURTING OTHERS.

What was his first reaction?

HE WAS LOST FOR WORDS

What is one of Britain’s biggest export to China?

PLASTIC WASTE

What do container ships arrive in England loaded with? What do they leave with?

CONSUMER GOODS.

BRITISH WASTE

Why is the plastic waste taken to China rather than being recycled in Britain?

IT IS CHEAPER

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