中英對照讀新聞》Bins out at Melbourne school as students told to take all rubbish home 墨爾本學校禁垃圾桶 要學生把垃圾帶回家


2019-12-18 05:30

◎陳成良

Melbourne Girls’ College is getting rid of all its bins and asking students to take their rubbish home in a bold bid to encourage them to move towards zero waste.

墨爾本女子學院將汰除所有垃圾桶,並要求學生把垃圾帶回家,此一大膽舉措旨在鼓勵她們儘量做到「零廢棄物」。

Starting next Monday, the Richmond college will over five weeks phase out receptacles in classrooms and the yard, leaving 1400 students and 140 staff to find their own home for chip packets and juice boxes.

下週一起,這所位於(墨爾本郊區)里奇蒙的學院,將在5週內逐步汰除教室和院子裡的容器,1400名學生和140名教職人員要將薯片袋和果汁盒帶回家。

As part of the shift, volunteer students will conduct daily non-compulsory food inspections in which children bringing "zero waste" lunch boxes will be rewarded.

做為這項改變的一環,志願學生每天會進行非強制性的食品檢查,攜帶「零廢棄物」午餐盒的學生將獲得獎勵。

Students using only reusable packaging will receive a token that will go into a draw to win prizes such as keep cups.

只使用可重複使用包裝盒的學生,將獲得一張摸彩券,憑此參與抽獎,贏得諸如隨身咖啡杯等之類的獎品。

新聞辭典

bin:名詞, 箱子、桶狀容器,即「receptacle」,常用於recycle bin/receptacle(回收桶/箱)。

phase out:片語,分階段結束。例句︰The company is phasing out the less successful products.(該公司正逐步停產銷路較差的產品。)

compulsory︰必須做的、義務的。例句︰Attendance at these lectures is not compulsory.(這些課不一定要到場。)

  • 垃圾桶示意圖。(路透檔案照)

    垃圾桶示意圖。(路透檔案照)