Speed Reading — Paper Bottle - Level 3 — 300 wpm

Now do this put-the-text-back-together activity.

This is the text (if you need help).

Plastic is a big problem for the world. It is causing a lot of damage to our environment. It is polluting rivers and oceans and harming and killing wildlife. Plastic is a growing problem because it takes hundreds of years to break down. Many companies around the world are trying to replace plastic with other things. Coca-Cola has teamed up with a Danish start-up called the Paper Bottle Company ("Paboco" for short) to make a paper bottle. Coca-Cola hopes to completely stop using plastic for its drinks bottles. It was ranked as the world's number one plastic polluter in 2019. In one year, it uses around three million tons of plastic packaging. A lot of this is not recycled.

Paboco asked us to: "Imagine that all plastic packaging in your store has disappeared." Coca-Cola executives are imagining this. One Coca-Cola exec. said: "Our vision is to create a paper bottle that can be recycled like any other type of paper. A paper bottle opens up a whole new world of packaging possibilities. We are convinced that paper packaging has a role to play in the future." He added that he hopes Coca-Cola will one day use only packaging from renewable sources that are recyclable. He said: "This is all part of our journey to find the most sustainable packaging solutions for people to enjoy our drinks in a way that is right for them, and that is right for our planet."

Comprehension questions
  1. What does the article say plastic is killing?
  2. How does the article say it takes for plastic to break down?
  3. What is the name "Paboco" short for?
  4. When was Coca-Cola ranked as the world's number one plastic polluter?
  5. How much plastic packaging does Coca-Cola use on one year?
  6. From where did Paboco ask us to imagine that plastic had disappeared?
  7. What does the paper bottle open up a whole new world of?
  8. When did an executive say paper packaging had a role to play?
  9. What did the executive say creating the paper packaging was part of?
  10. What does Coca-Cola want people to enjoy?

Back to the paper bottle lesson.

More Activities