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Last updated at 16:25 GMT, Thursday, 11 February 2010

Plastic pollution

plastic pollution

plastic pollution

Join Dan and Kate this week as they talk about pollution. How is plastic affecting the environment and what can we do to make the situation better?

This week's question:

How many pieces of plastic are there in each square kilometre of the world’s oceans? Is it:

a) 22,000 pieces of plastic
b) 38,000 pieces of plastic
c) 46,000 pieces of plastic

Listen out for the answer in the programme!

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Plastic pollution

Vocabulary from the programme

pollution

harmful waste which has been put into the environment

garbage

an American word for something that's been thrown away

rubbish

a British word for garbage

litter

another word for rubbish

biodegradable

something that decays naturally

packaging

protective covering used to transport products and display a company's image

to discard

to throw something away

to recycle

to process used materials into new products

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