每日英語跟讀 Ep.970: About the US - In New York, making a life out of bottles and cans
When the Brooklyn clothing factory where she worked closed its doors, Josefa Marin started picking up cans and bottles from trash cans to make ends meet.
A decade later, the 50-year-old Mexican immigrant is handed hundreds of recyclables by bars and clubs and by concierges of private buildings. They even give her the keys to their trash rooms so she can take what she needs.
They are called "bottle professionals" by some redemption centers’ employees, and are described as people who know by heart each recycling and trash pick-up route and who take the job seriously thanks to a 1982 law in New York that allows consumers to return empty containers for five cents.
More than half of young Americans live with parents 逾半數美國年輕人與父母同住
Just over half of young adult Americans live with their parents, an unprecedented proportion that is doubtless linked to the coronavirus but also reflects a deeper trend, researchers said Friday.
Between February and May, the share of 18-29 year-olds living with at least one parent rose from 47 percent to 52 percent and stayed at that level through July.
The rise was most marked among 18-24 year-olds, with 71 percent of them living with their parents in July, up from 63 percent in February.
Among ethnic groups, the breakdown showed that the trend was strongest inside the Hispanic community.
Even though the increase was pushed by the pandemic as young adults struggled to get by, it is part of a longer-term pattern, Pew says.
Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1401557; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1401769