flimsy
 n.— «“About 70 per cent of urban waste is organic matter that needs to be composted for use as manure,” Mr Mahinda says. The rest of the garbage consists of about 10 per cent plastics of which the hard plastics are recycled, leaving the polythene (commonly called flimsies) littering our towns, “We focus on these. They cause the biggest menace,” he says.» —“Waste not, want not: how to squeeze money out of garbage” by Gakiha Weru Daily Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) May 25, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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