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#12 - Beverage company representative: The plastic rings

rimasu
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Hello.
I'm confused with this one.
In p243, last of second paragraph of the LRB
Why does it includes both old and new rings?
It is about handling a problem of old rings?
Jonathan Evans
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Hi, Rimasu,

Good question! The issue here is that we are trying to determine whether there will still be a danger of suffocation from plastic rings even after the new rings have replaced the old ones. The author argues there will no longer be any danger of suffocation. Your job is to weaken the author's conclusion. In other words, you need to pick an answer that suggests that even after the new rings (the ones that disintegrate) have replaced the old ones (the ones that don't disintegrate), there may still be a danger of suffocation from the rings.

The answer explanation points out that answer choice (B) suggests that even after the new rings have been introduced, there will still be old rings floating around. Therefore, there will still be a danger of suffocation for these aquatic animals. If there's still a danger of suffocation even after the old rings are no longer used, then the author's conclusion is weaker. Does this make sense?

Thanks!