VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):可食用型"水泡" 抵御白色污染
日期:2017-05-05 17:28

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New Water 'Bottles' Could Help Fight Plastic Pollution
Scientists and designers in London have found a possible solution to the problem of plastic bottle waste.
The group at Skipping Rocks Lab has made a water bottle you can eat.
The product is called Ooho. Unlike plastic bottles, Oohos are not tall and hard. They look more like bubbles, or small, round, clear balls. They can hold liquid inside.
People who drink Oohos can be surprised: the outside bursts in the mouth.
Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez is with Skipping Rocks Lab. He explains that the outside, or the membrane, of Ooho is made of seaweed, a plant that grows in the ocean.
"It's a membrane made of seaweed that can contain water or any kind of liquid. It's made from an extract of the brown seaweed."
The Ooho membrane is tasteless, and you can eat it. But the company says even if you throw away the membrane, it will degrade in about four weeks.
Gonzales says the membrane is strong, and good for the environment.
Every year, billions of plastic water bottles are thrown away, polluting land and waterways around the world.
The typical water bottle made of plastic can take hundreds of years to degrade. Lise Honsinger is also with Skipping Rocks Lab.
"Most people just grab a bottle of water, hold it for five minutes, drink it, throw it away. How can that then exist for 700 years? So, yeah, this is absolutely a solution to that. We are very purist; we don't want to see this packaged in plastic. No, this will be served as-is, as a packaging."
There are limits to the Ooho. It cannot be refilled. Each bottle is small. And Oohos do not store for more than a few days.
The Skipping Rocks Lab is working on those issues.
"We're still working on things like extending the shelf life, looking at different options in terms of thickness, if we want to make one that stands up more, or more flexible for marathons where people just want to eat it whole."
Right now, Skipping Rocks Lab can make only a few thousand Oohos a day. But it is developing new technology that could increase that number to hundreds of thousands.
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词汇解析

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1.plastic bottle 塑料瓶

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I caught dozens of jellyfish, packed in plastic bottle.
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2.throw away 扔掉;丢弃

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You can throw away your glasses.
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3.served as 担任;充当

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She ushered me into the front room, which served as her office.
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4.be good for 对...有好处

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They argued all the time and thought it couldn't be good for the baby.
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内容解析

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1.We're still working on things like extending the shelf life, looking at different options in terms of thickness.

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in terms of 依据;按照

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Basically I think he would be someone who complemented me in terms of character.
我基本上认为他是在性格上和我互补的人cQ+c[.mHCc
They have found that, in terms of both salary and career success, the sky is the limit.
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2.But it is developing new technology that could increase that number to hundreds of thousands.

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hundreds of thousandsof 成千上万的

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Hundreds of thousands of people packed into the mosque.
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Office material worth hundreds of thousands of pounds was smashed up.
价值数十万英镑的办公用品都被砸烂了5=IkuNL&DU^bXU,

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可食用型“水泡” 抵御白色污染
英国伦敦的科学家和设计师找到了解决废弃塑料瓶问题的方法1xFB3,^V@=cj
Skipping Rocks Lab团队发明了一种可食用型水球KY~@#,RS8q
该产品名为Ooho6rn!+lRKgJ2(Z-[@YKxt。外形没有塑料瓶高大、坚硬-.z]S*GDuSw。它更像水泡或透明的小圆球.WLIVhT-[FQro。内部可装满液体33@.bzZIlw^F+#X1cH
让体验者惊奇的是:水球入口即化s.HBO;73v*
罗德里戈·加西亚·冈萨雷斯(Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez)是该研究团队的成员-lNuZVBvI8y4hw(]KrP。他解释说,Ooho水球外衣或外膜是从海藻中提制而成的qFt9boopk7y)^E8jnr

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“这是一种由海藻制成的外膜,可以盛装水或任何液体[;(Awz|irF0。它是从褐藻中提取的1OG-ZCm|5D6i+dkF。”
Ooho外膜是无味的,并且可以食用*Z&6)Ns@ZS&=ltj@dZ(。不过这家公司表示,即使外膜被扔掉也可在四周左右自行降解v5OIp&15l^js
冈萨雷斯称,这个外膜十分结实,并且不会污染环境>jOCp75v*~PfL+
每年全球都会产生数十亿的塑料瓶垃圾,严重污染土地与河道iU+Vs!|_yGN19CgE
普通塑料瓶需要几百年才能降解BhXO[;RFz4.BNFD,wq。丽思·宏辛格(Lise Honsinger)也是Skipping Rocks Lab团队成员RHr(6&^cq&hS(t7n,d
“大多数人会买一瓶水,五分钟后喝完再扔掉4Wvq7B(d)1,|Cxv1m。这种材料怎么可以存在700年?所以这种水泡绝对是不二之选&VaE*Uq_poecO3。我们都是纯粹主义者;我们不愿用塑料瓶储存水AS,119^k6uut-Tc!#Pf。我们要用这种新型水球取而代之SSuD0)E#bCOQ4F。”
Ooho也有短板Cs_5a[ZiR-IS1KM。它无法循环利用@mjSdO(z0t~OcX。水泡的体积很小RR0O972Lw5F]4S。Ooho只能储存几天vM(bnPBBw2OOm)7Rlfo
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“我们还需要延长其储存期限,在外膜厚度方面做一些改进,这样它才能长久地在市场立足,或者在马拉松比赛中更加灵活地发挥作用,毕竟选手们想一口喝掉水MHr,AN(smaM。”
目前,Skipping Rocks Lab每天生产的Ooho数量只有几千个a]6cUE,*Gh(%W]K^cIG。不过这一新科技可以让数量增加到数十万F8T9l]+SSI7*7whSM
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