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變變變!花生也能變皮夾!Leather that Comes from Peanuts

Leather that Comes from Peanuts
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變變變!花生也能變皮夾!Leather that Comes from Peanuts
皮革是一種能夠被用來製作各類商品的布料
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    Leather is a type of fabric that can be used to make various types of goods. Shoes, bags, jackets, and many more products are often made from this practical material. Sadly, the production of leather comes at a high environmental price. The cows, goats, and sheep that leather comes from are raised on large plots of land, which contributes to deforestation. Furthermore, the tanning process that turns animal skin into leather produces a large amount of harmful waste. In an effort to fight this problem, many companies are now coming up with alternatives to traditional leather.

    A great example of this is the Japanese company Kashiwa Leather. In addition to making conventional leather from pig and deer hides, this company has begun making a leather-like product from peanut skins. To make the peanut leather, unwanted peanut skins are first turned into a fine powder. Next, they are processed into long sheets and finished to look like animal leather. A layer of PVC is added to make the material waterproof. The final product is roughly one millimeter thick and takes on a brown color owing to the peanut skins. The company currently offers eight different products made from peanut leather, including purses, wallets, and knapsacks.

 

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Words in Use
plot
[plɑt]
n. 陰謀;(故事的)情節
vt. & vi. 圖謀
deforestation
[͵difɔrəsˋteʃən]
n. 森林砍伐
tanning
[ˋtænɪŋ]
n. 鞣革(將獸皮製成皮革的過程)
hide
[haɪd]
n. (用於製作皮革的)獸皮
vt. 把……藏起來
vi. 藏匿
millimeter
[ˋmɪlə͵mitɚ]
n. 毫米
prefecture
[ˋprifɛktʃɚ]
n. 縣(日本行政單位)
repurpose
vt. 將(舊物)改作新用途(本文為動名詞用法)
landfill
[ˋlændfɪl]
n. 垃圾掩埋場
fabric
[ˋfæbrɪk]
n. 布料;結構
practical
[ˋpræktɪk!]
a. 實際的
environmental
[ɪn͵vaɪrənˋmɛnt!]
adj. 環境的
harmful
[ˋhɑrmfəl]
a. 有害的
alternative
[ɔlˋtɝnətɪv]
n. 選擇,替代方案
a. 替代的
conventional
[kənˋvɛnʃən!]
a. 傳統的,慣例的
process
[ˋprɑsɛs]
vt. 處理
n. 過程
waterproof
[ˋwɔtɚ͵pruf]
a. . 防水的
roughly
[ˋrʌflɪ]
adv. 約略地,大致上
representative
[rɛprɪˋzɛntətɪv]
a. 代表性的
n. 代表者
reduction
[rɪˋdʌkʃən]
n. 減少;折扣
Practical Phrases
come at a (Adj.) price
 是有(⋯⋯)代價的,要付出(⋯⋯)代價

I’ve been promoted to manager, but it came at a price because I spend less time with my family now.
我已晉升為經理,但這是有代價的,因為我現在陪伴家人的時間減少了。

contribute to...
 引起 / 導致……
= result in
= give rise to
take on
 承擔/呈現⋯⋯

I'm ready to take on this responsibility.
我準備好承擔這個責任了。

end up + V-ing
 到頭來做......,最終/結果/到頭來⋯⋯

I knew you would end up borrowing money from me.

我就知道你最後還是會跟我借錢。

with... in mind
 有鑑於⋯⋯;(做某事時)考慮到⋯⋯

Ada's father doesn't allow her to stay out late. With that in mind, she left the party early.
艾達的爸爸不准她晚歸。有鑑於此,她很早就離開派對了。

With his family in mind, Paul started working fewer hours each week.
考慮到家人,保羅開始每週減少工作時間。

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