尼日利亚企业家变废为宝 分享到
Nigerian Entrepreneur Turning Plastic Waste into Usable Items 2018-04-1898770

中英
Việt-Anh
ไทย-อังกฤษ
英文

双击原文单词查看解释

原文跟读

Olayemi Samson is a Nigerian entrepreneur. He is turning plastic waste into useful things like clothing, school bags, car covers and shoes.
奥莱雅米·萨姆森是尼日利亚的一名企业家,他现在正把塑料废物变为衣服、书包、车罩和鞋子等有用的东西。
Samson says he is doing his part to fight pollution and support recycling while making a style statement.
萨姆森表示,他尽自己的一份力与污染作斗争,支持循环利用,同时也是一个时尚宣言。
A World Bank report says the city of Lagos makes about 9,000 metric tons of waste a day. Samson says part of that waste includes about 27 million plastic water bags.
世界银行一则报告称,拉各斯市(尼日利亚首都)每天产生大约9000公吨垃圾。萨姆森说其中部分垃圾包括大约2700万个塑料水袋。
“This waste, it takes 20 to 30 years before they decay. Where are they going to?”
“这些垃圾要20到30年时间才能消解,它们将去往何处?”
Samson says that is when he came up with the idea of changing the waste into something useful.
萨姆森说那时他就有了变废为宝这一想法。
The first step in Samson’s process is to collect the used bags from a dumpsite. Then, he washes them. After that, he can begin to sew the bags together, making car covers, school bags and other goods.
萨姆森的第一步就是从垃圾场收集使用过的塑料袋,之后进行清洗。随后,他开始把袋子缝在一起制作车罩、书包或是其它物件。
His latest recycled creation is a raincoat.
他最新的回收作品是一件雨衣。
Some people cannot see past the history of Samson’s creations. Emmanuel Itiniyi of Lagos says the products are dirty.
有一些人看不到萨姆森的制作过程,来自拉各斯的伊曼纽尔·意德尼说这些产品很脏。
He says, “I won’t allow my child to wear it as a cloth to go to school or a bag to go to school. It doesn’t make any sense.”
他说,“我决不允许孩子穿这样的衣服或背这样的书包去上学,这一点意义都没有。”
But others are more accepting, like Victor Anyaese.
不过其他人更能接受,比如说维克托·安雅伊思。
“Yes I can use it because, seeing the picture, it looks lovely. But it depends on the kind of outfit I am using it for. But I can use it probably for leisure.”
“是的,我会用这样的产品,你看看这图片,多可爱啊。不过还是要看我用作什么用途,我可能会用于休闲。”
Samson’s business is not profitable yet. But he hopes his work will help push young people and people in power to protect the environment.
萨姆森的公司尚不能盈利,但是他希望他的工作能推动年轻人和当权者去保护环境。
I’m Jonathan Evans.
乔纳森·伊万斯报道。

点击加载更多

我的生词本