How 'Single-use' became the 2018 Word of the Year

Madeleine Cuff
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How 'Single-use' became the 2018 Word of the Year

Collins Dictionary names 'single-use' the 2018 Word of the Year in recognition of spike in public concern over plastic pollution

The term 'single-use' has been crowned the 2018 Word of the Year by the Collins Dictionary, following the stunning rise in public concern over the environmental impact of throwaway plastics over the last...

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