Seeif you can guess: how much electronic waste is thrown away every year globally?Is it…
b)4.2 million tonnes
c)42 million tonnes
Gizmo (小玩意儿；小装置) – nice word. Agizmo is a small piece of technology – otherwise called a gadget (a smalltool or device that does sth useful).
Let'shear first from Professor Tim Cooper who is an expert in sustainable (合理利用的；可持续的) consumptionand production at Nottingham Trent University in the UK.
Nowthey know that if there was a screw (螺丝) there,the consumer could easily, when that screen cracks, which is obviously a verycommon problem with mobile phones, unscrew (拧下…的螺丝；起开，拧开) itand put a new screen on.
That'spartly because mobile phones' screens are glued (粘合；粘牢) onrather than screwed on.
Hethinks that generally, people have lowered their expectations (降低期望) whenit comes to how long things should last.
Andwe don't see electrical products as an investment in the same way that peopleused to. We now worry that what we buy today will become obsolete (淘汰的；废弃的) tomorrow.
7 throwaway 用后丢弃的；一次性使用的
Hecalls it a "throwaway culture". 丢弃文化
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NO. 78 BBC 6 MIN-Chins 下巴这点事
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NO. 73 Bullying 霸凌
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NO. 71 BBC 6 MIN-Uniforms 制服
NO. 70 BBC 6 MIN-Pedestrianisation 步行区
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NO. 63 Driverless 无人驾驶
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