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It is better for the environment if as much of all packaging as possible is made from materials that are biodegradable in landfills. Therefore, it is always a change for the worse to replace packaging made from paper or cardboard with packaging made from plastics that are not biodegradable in landfills.

Which of the following, if true, constitutes the strongest objection to the argument above?


(A) The paper and cardboard used in packaging are usually not biodegradable in landfills.

(B) Some plastic used in packaging is biodegradable in landfills.

(C) In many landfills, a significant proportion of space is taken up by materials other than discarded packaging materials.

(D) It is impossible to avoid entirely the use of packaging materials that are not biodegradable in landfills.

(E) Sometimes, in packaging an item, plastics that are not biodegradable in landfills are combined with cardboard.

Originally posted by bmwhype2 on 20 Sep 2007, 05:36.
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It is better for the environment if as much of all packaging as possible is made from materials that are biodegradable in landfills. Therefore, it is always a change for the worse to replace packaging made from paper or cardboard with packaging made from plastics that are not biodegradable in landfills.
Which of the following, if true, constitutes the strongest objection to the argument above?
(A) The paper and cardboard used in packaging are usually not biodegradable in landfills. (directly weaken the conclusion=>OK)
(B) Some plastic used in packaging is biodegradable in landfills. (OUT)
(C) In many landfills, a significant proportion of space is taken up by materials other than discarded packaging materials. (irrelevant)
(D) It is impossible to avoid entirely the use of packaging materials that are not biodegradable in landfills. (irrelevant)
(E) Sometimes, in packaging an item, plastics that are not biodegradable in landfills are combined with cardboard. (irrelevant)
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It is better for the environment if as much of all packaging as possible is made from materials that are biodegradable in landfills. Therefore, it is always a change for the worse to replace packaging made from paper or cardboard with packaging made from plastics that are not biodegradable in landfills.
Which of the following, if true, constitutes the strongest objection to the argument above?
(A) The paper and cardboard used in packaging are usually not biodegradable in landfills.
(B) Some plastic used in packaging is biodegradable in landfills.
(C) In many landfills, a significant proportion of space is taken up by materials other than discarded packaging materials.
(D) It is impossible to avoid entirely the use of packaging materials that are not biodegradable in landfills.
(E) Sometimes, in packaging an item, plastics that are not biodegradable in landfills are combined with cardboard.


Def. A. If I were short on time, i wouldn't bother w/ the other answers b/c A is such a great answer.

However, if u do have time, never just pick A and move on.

B: This somewhat weakens the argument. It says that SOME plastic is biodegradable. Suggesting that changing to plastic would not be 100% horrible for the environment. But this is a very small weaken. It doesn't really explain the remaining plastics. What if all the paper and all the cardboard were biodegradable? Then changing to plastics would not help the environment. Wed need more info to support this answer choice.

C.Irrelevant.
D. So? Paper and Cardboard could still be much better than plastics. This choice doesn't address this.
E. Irrelevant, doesn't weaken the argument in the least.
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