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Research from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) shows that people in China â€“ the number one consumers of plastic bags in the world â€“ reduced their consumption of plastic bags by half when stores were forced to charge consumers for the bags.
Word of the Day
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.