People leave tents in fields – level 1

08-09-2021 07:00

Reading Festival happens last weekend. It is one of the biggest music festivals in England. Thousands of people visit it every year.

Around 100,000 people visit the festival this year. When they leave, the fields are full of rubbish. There are plastic cups, underwear, and other things. Also there are empty tents. The tents are a big problem. It is not possible to recycle them. They end up in landfills where they stay 100,000 years.

A report says that people in the UK leave around 250,000 tents every year. Many shops sell tents as single-use items. Single-use means that people use them only once and then throw them away.

Difficult words: rubbish (things which people do not want anymore, and they throw them away), recycle (to change something to use it again or make it into something else), landfill (a deep hole where people put things which they do not want or use).

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