Group Thesis Statement: The alarming effects of consumer waste that pollutes the land, water and air will continue to rise and negatively impact numerous ecosystems on Earth if every human being doesn’t utilize the reduce, recycle, and recycle concept.
After the topic of unused products, I had asked Debbie for her views on damaged or discounted products. She says that she supports them in her personal kitchen, but does not contribute to them at the shop because of the chance of having to throw them out. The Robeks shop works on decreasing food waste and everything is done with the thought of, “Is it going to be used in time?” Debbie’s advice on discount products are they go bad quickly and this takes away from the freshness of her sales.
The 1950’s was full of sensational establishments. This era took a turn in the world, by adjusting the strenuous task of producing nourishments to an uncomplicated task. During 1955 many families had to privilege of possessing the new modern and refined refrigerator. This new refrigerator was intended to change individuals life’s by providing them new feature such as a built in freezer that was attached to the refrigerator. Some other contemporary characteristics included an automatic defrost and ice maker. These new features were added so American families had a way to preserve their food for longer periods of times and that way food waste would decrease. In today’s society this type of refrigerator still exists and almost every refrigerator automatically includes a freezer and ice maker, which is a must have item to any household. It changed our lives because we are able to freeze and save food that could be used for a later time. A washer-Dryer Combination was established in the 50’s and could rank up to $600.
When renters need something that is in their storage unit it is inconvenient to go there, whether it is due to the hours of the facility, the distance of the location or it is just too much of a hassle and problematic to look for what they need, not to mention how time consuming it is. Instead, people would rather just purchase the same item again because it is more convenient for them to go to the store and purchase the item new, this also causes people to increase the number of things they
A huge issue with mass consumerism is the amount of waste it creates. This increasing demand for consumables is creating unnecessary pollution and byproducts. With the latest advances in technology being produced at such an alarming rate, products eventually get cast off and people are pressured to keep up with the supply of new, more luxurious items. Much of our waste problem is to be accounted for by the intentional flimsiness and unrepair-ability of the labor-saving devices and gadgets that we have become addicted to (Berry, 1997). Unfortunately for us, this leads to bigger and bigger piles of trash. Additionally, our lack of recycling is astonishing and
The price per kilowatt hour has increased almost 50% in 10 years (EIA, 2014). Thus to the consumer the price of energy is a big concern and the costs will most likely continue into the future. There is potential for an increased demand to replace aging inefficient appliances that are causing increased electrical bills for consumers. The energy cost and potential benefits to the consumer are of importance when determining the future of this project. The project is forecast to be of a positive value if the demand for refrigerators is at an average or strong demand from consumers. However, the realization of a high or average demand is mainly based on ‘gut-feeling’ rather than on sound financial information. There are too many variables in the marketplace that could cause demand to be weaker than projected. Such variables as a weak economy or recession could cause sales to drop which in turn would cause the project to lose its value quickly.
Storage is necessary when the rate or timing of production is not the same as the rate or timing of consumption. It is also necessary when sufficient quantities of the product must be accumulated to fully utilize transportation equipment. Storage may also be used in speculation on the market price of the product, waiting for a more desirable price. Storage can occur at any point in the distribution chain. It can occur at the producer 's facility and it can occur at the customer 's facility or any stage in between. Storage clearly requires space. That space may require environmental controls for temperature, light, and/or humidity. (About, 2006)
While manufacturing papers we use wood pulp from trees, producing plastic requires the use of
Help to improve the quality and efficiency of the environmental protection, improving the quality of human life. Strengthening the application of product eco-design in practice which can really begin to prevent pollution from source and build new products and consumption system. 2. Can enhance cooperation with other existing environmental management tools in order to serve better protection of the environment. 3. Help industrial enterprises to gain a triple win of production, environmental protecting and economic benefit. Industrial enterprises’ application LCA theory can benefit from 4 parts: First, the ecological identification and diagnostic of product system; Second, Environmental evaluation and comparison; Third, eco-design and new product development; Fourth, recycling process design. As the one following LCA, Novelis enterprise has their goal As a result, we have set an ambitious goal of using 80% recycled aluminum by 2020, and life cycle thinking will be essential for us to achieve this (Prichet).