French restaurants fighting climate change: Lingohack



Some restaurants and hotels in France are taking part in a scheme to turn waste food into compost and avoid it being dumped in landfill. It’s their way to fight climate change. Watch the video and learn new vocabulary.

The story…
French restaurants fighting climate change

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rubbish

Need-to-know language

waste food – food that’s not eaten
compost – decayed material which is turned into fertiliser for plants
organic – coming from living matter
landfill – area used to dispose of waste
greenhouse gas – gas that contributes to the trapping of energy from the Sun in the Earth’s atmosphere

Answer this…
What makes landfill bad for the environment?

You’ll find the text here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/lingohack/ep-191120

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