Logistics and Transport

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[pic] UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MBA PROGRAMME COURSE: DPS 504: LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT LECTURER: Ms. SALOME RICHU Group 1 & 2 ENVIRONMENTAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT July 04, 2012 PRESENTED BY D61/60090/2011 – ONGONDO LUCAS D61/67682/2011 – CHEBELYON KEN D61/68645/2011 - WANYONYI LEVINA KULUNDU D61/66737/2010 – MBOGO BENSON D61/63174/2011 – MURIUKI ANN CAROLINE D61/67845/2011 – MBUGUA CAROLINE D61/62803/11 – CHARLES MAINA D61/63039/11 – ANTHONY GAKINYA D61/68050/11 – LUCAS M. MBITHUKA D61/69560/11 - CAROLINE NGATIA D61/67268 /11 – PAUL M. NYATHORE D61/67571/11- OMARIBA N. ESNAH D61/68187/11- ASHIOYA BRANICE D61/67572/2011…show more content…
They result in the following environmental threats like greenhouse effect, acidification, over-fertilization and depletion of the ozone layer. Impact of metals-increasing levels of heavy metals such as mercury and lead in the ground raise the risk of these leaking into the rivers, lakes and seas. These elements cannot be broken down when repeatedly absorbed by organisms and they reach toxic levels. Exploitation of the natural environment-The eco-cycle dictates that natural resources are returned to the environment at the same rate as they are extracted. The use of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gases which are used in transport or to facilitate transport are extracted more than what can be returned thus going against the principle of eco-cycle. Expansion of transport requirements involves bringing down of tree and extracting from the ground which affects the environment. An example is the bypass that is running parallel to the Nairobi national park that is going to affect how the wildlife lives. Specific urban problems-The effects of transport can influence the psychological and social well-being. Gases emitted from vehicles like carbon monoxide can have adverse health effects like asthma. Noise from honking can cause stress and impaired hearing. (Colls J. et al, 2009) 2.2. Environmental impact of products
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