Researchers Develop Plastic That Decomposes after Use

Learn Japanese from the News

10m 00s
Broadcast on May 2, 2022 Available until May 2, 2023

Plastic pollution in the ocean has become a global environmental concern. Follow along as we listen to a news story in simplified Japanese about a new plastic developed by researchers at the University of Tokyo that is embedded with enzymes that cause it to naturally break down in water. We also consider the katakana loanword "purasuchikku" (plastic) and learn some related katakana words that are commonly used in everyday life.

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