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City awash with umbrella bags Green group calls for levies 2018.09.22
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A GREEN group has recently found that 63 percent of locals use plastic bags to keep their umbrellas from dripping. Of the people who use these bags, 60 percent of them throw the bags away afterwards.
Greeners Action (綠領行動) questioned locals from July to August, 2018; of the 867 respondents, 63 percent use these bags, and half throw them away afterwards. Seventytwo percent of the bag users also said they knew these bags were not environmentally friendly.
According to a 2016 report from the Environmental Protection Department (環保署), 14 million umbrella bags are sent to landfills every year. Greeners Action asked the government to change laws and charge fees for the bags.

(This article is published on Goodies on 20 September 2018)


1. drip (v)
    滴下

2. afterwards (prep)
    後來

3. question (v)
    問

4. respondent (n)
    回應者

5. according to (phr)
    根據

6. million (n)
    百萬

7. landfill (n)
    堆填區

8. charge (v)
    收費





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  1. 1. How many Hongkongers use plastic umbrella bags?
    A. 97 percent
    B. 15 percent
    C. 63 percent

  2. 2. When did Greeners Action do the survey?
    A. July to August 2018
    B. January to February 2018
    C. July to August 2017

  3. 3. How many plastic umbrella bags go to landfills each year?
    A. 14 million
    B. 10 million
    C. 14,000

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