Japanese companies have developed a plastic that can be used to make shopping bags that degrade in seawater to help reduce plastic waste in the oceans. Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Kaneka Corporation created functional materials referred to as marine biodegradable plastics drawing on the same mechanism by which microorganisms dissolve garbage in soil.
About In the News Handouts
Engage and challenge your intermediate and advanced level students with learning based current event topics. ‘In the News’ handouts offer reading, listening, and a variety of English learning activities based on the topic. Activities included are useful for students preparing for international English tests as well as a fun and engaging review for advanced students.