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eco-toff

eco-toff  n.— «He is also known as one of the country’s leading “eco-toffs,” those young men and women who use their inherited wealth to promote environmental causes.» —“Eco-warrior sets sail to save oceans from ‘plastic...

plastic plod

plastic plod  n.— «Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), aka Blunkett’s Bobbies, are apparently sick and tired of being referred to as “Plastic Plods.” Out of deference to their junior colleagues” sensitivities, I am...

white goods

white goods  n.pl.— «The partnership collects used aluminum softdrink cans, cardboard, plastic, electrical wires, abandoned cars, other metals, and even “white goods”—a term used to describe major household appliances and can also include...

demanufacturing

demanufacturing  n.— «“Pretty much everything with an electronic pulse, we deal with,” said CEO David Kutoff. Materials Processing takes apart TVs and other equipment, a process known as “demanufacturing,” and separates...

jingly market

jingly market  n.— «Tuesday is market day in Camp Bastion and you can buy everything from plastic encased scorpion key rings, Afghan flags to the “Sex and the City” DVD box set. It is a hive of activity with soldiers from all...

mermaid tear

mermaid tear  n.— Note: Nurdles are defined here. «More alarmingly, research has shown that small plastic pieces, also termed nurdles or “mermaid tears”, act like sponges, absorbing pollutants and other harmful substances. When consumed by...