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Critical Thinking

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Benjamin Clark

on 28 January 2013

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Transcript of Critical Thinking

The Invisible Issues Environmental Justice Often the poorest of society are burdened with Environmental harms without receiving the benefits of the technology.

-a life of poverty as well as poisonous harmful conditions
-Social Green Perspective
-greater exploitation
-do communities have a choice?
-loss of autonomy, agency Consumerism Society encourages the growth of purchasing goods and services in an ever increasing disposable world

-BioEnvironmentalist Perspective
-reduce population and cosumerism
-'They don't build 'em like they used to'
-new technologies constantly being developed
-the 'American Dream'
-loopholes in Basal Convention Market Forces The economic dynamics of Market Forces increase the flow of e-waste to developing and underdeveloped countries.

-lower labour cost
-little or no environmental enforcement
-can market forces be left unchecked?
-regulation and strong policy needed to protect societies most vulnerable
-Basal Convention, 1992
-precautionary approach of the United States
-http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40850.pdf WEEE-Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment 75% Unaccounted
1.74b handsets in 2012
cadmium, mercury, lead
gold, silver, copper, palladium
iron, steel, plastic
3.3 tonnes individuals lifetime E-Waste By: Benjamin Clark Discussion Question Who is responsible? What is missing or overlooked? What is the next step?
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