English Learning for Curious Minds

{{ show.title }}Trailer Bonus Episode {{ selectedEpisode.number }}
{{ selectedEpisode.title }}
|
{{ displaySpeed }}x
{{ selectedEpisode.title }}
By {{ selectedEpisode.author }}
Broadcast by

Summary

It has revolutionised our lives, made cars lighter, food fresher, and water safer.

But at what cost?

In this episode we take a look at the history of plastic, and ask ourselves what comes next.

Show Notes

It has revolutionised our lives, made cars lighter, food fresher, and water safer.

But at what cost?

In this episode we take a look at the history of plastic, and ask ourselves what comes next.


In today's episode we cover:

  • Elephants, combs and billiard balls - how plastic was invented
  • Throwaway living in the 1950s
  • How much plastic waste exists in the world?
  • How much plastic do we eat?
  • Recycling plastic
  • The 5 countries that are responsible for the plastic in the oceans
  • New non-plastic options
  • A simple solution to the plastic problem

Full transcript and key vocabulary available on the website www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/plastic

Join the conversation:



More about Leonardo English and the English for Curious Minds podcast

Learning English shouldn't be boring. It should open your mind.
English Learning for Curious Minds is a podcast aimed at intermediate level English speakers and above, where listeners learn fascinating things about the world while learning English.
There's no small-talk, no boring grammar exercises or vocabulary drills.
You'll learn English by listening, by hearing real conversations and real English, spoken by native speakers, and at a speed you can understand.

You can become a member of Leonardo English and get access to every podcast, transcripts, key vocabulary, and be able to participate in members-only live sessions.

Discover a more interesting way to improve your English at leonardoenglish.com/subscribe

What is English Learning for Curious Minds?

Are you looking for a more interesting way to to learn English?

English Learning for Curious Minds is where you can learn English from native speakers while learning fascinating things about the world.

Every episode comes with a transcript & key vocabulary and is spoken at a speed you can understand.

Join listeners from 155 countries and discover the most interesting way to improve your English while expanding your mind.

Find the bonus episodes, transcripts, key vocabulary, and learning materials at www.leonardoenglish.com