DiscoverEnglish Learning for Curious Minds#256 | Where Does All Our Rubbish Go?
#256 | Where Does All Our Rubbish Go?

#256 | Where Does All Our Rubbish Go?

Update: 2022-04-2121
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Worldwide we produce over 2 billion tonnes of rubbish every year.


In this episode, we explore the history of rubbish collection and look at what happens to our rubbish after the truck comes to take it away.





  • How much rubbish does the average person throw away?

  • Iceland vs. Lesotho

  • How much is actually recycled

  • A brief history of rubbish disposal

  • Rubbish disposal in Ancient Greece

  • Monte Testaccio & disposal of amphorae in Ancient Rome

  • The four categories of rubbish disposal

  • "Frank" & his rubbish disposal

  • The incineration vs. landfill debate

  • Recycling: how much actually ends up being recycled?

  • Recycling throughout history

  • Perverse incentives with recycling

  • Developments in recycling



Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/rubbish

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Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

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#256 | Where Does All Our Rubbish Go?

#256 | Where Does All Our Rubbish Go?

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