WORD OF THE YEAR 2018: Single Use.

01. December 2018 | Social | via Inhabitat.com

Collins Dictionary has announced its choice for 2018 Word of the Year — single-use. According to an article on INHABITAT.com this term describes items, often plastic, that are made to be used just once before they are thrown away. The frequent use of these items has been blamed for damaging the environment and negatively affecting the food chain. Since 2013, use of the word has increased fourfold with a rise in public awareness thanks to news stories, images of plastic items adrift in oceans and the global campaign to reduce the proliferation of single-use items, including the infamous plastic straw.