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Glossary

GLOSSARY

 

Ecology: the relationship between the air, plants, land, water, animals, etc., usually of a particular area.

Waste: an unnecessary or wrong use of substances, energy, etc.

Wastewater: water that is not clean because it has already been used in homes, factories, etc.

Biodegradable: to decay naturally and in a way that is not harmful.

Landfill: place where rubbish is buried.

Groundwater: water that collects below the surface of the earth.

Pollution: damage caused to water, air, etc., by harmful substances or waste.

Garbage: waste material or unwanted things that you throw away.

Containers: a hollow object that can be used for holding something, especially to carry or store it.

Package: a small plastic container in which a number of small objects are sold.

Battery: a device that produces electricity to provide power for radios, etc.

Cardboard: material like very thick, stiff paper, usually pale brown in colour, used especially for making boxes.

Environment: the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live.

Reduce: to encourage people waste less, by using less things.

Reuse: to use something again.

Recycle: to sort and collect rubbish in order to treat it and produce useful materials that can be used again.

Rolls of kitchen paper: soft, thick paper on a roll used in the kitchen or other places, especially for removing liquids.

Countryside: land not in towns that is either used for farming or left in this natural condition.

Forest: a large area of land covered with trees and plants, usually larger than a wood, or a trees and plants.

Deforestation: the cutting down of trees in a large area, or the destruction of forest by people.

Carbon footprint: Someone’s carbon footprint is a measurement of the amount of carbon dioxide that their activities produce.

 

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