Collins Dictionary’s word of the year has an environmentally conscious theme

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Though they be little in size, words are fiercely powerful. Combined with a hashtag, they can rally a global movement like #MeToo. And, words can sum up a shift in social attitudes. 

Collins Dictionary’s word of the year does precisely that — it encompasses a shift in society’s attitude towards plastic. That word is “single-use”. 

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So, what precisely do we mean when we say “single-use”? Per a blogpost, Collins defines the term as describing “products – often plastic – that are ‘made to be used once only’ before disposal.” Read more…

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