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Transcript of ABCD

Job Production

Waste Reduction
Kerry Sarna
SOC 120- Introduction to Ethics
and Social Responsibility
Sheila Farr
May 8, 2014


Mosser, K. (2013). Ethics & Social Responsibility. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Landfills pollute our soil
each and every day.
Is waste reduction morally
the best decision?
Topic Question
(Main Points)
Positives of Waste Reduction
Job Production
Individual Psychological Benefits
Friendly Corporation Competition
Reduces Energy Consumption
Promotes a positive business

Negatives of not Reducing Waste
Landfill Space and Future Landfills
Water Pollution
Soil Pollution
Air Pollution

Individual Psychological Benefits
Friendly Corporation Competition
Reduces Energy Consumption
Promotes a positive business
Landfill Space and Future Landfills
Water Pollution
Soil Pollution
Job Production
Individual Psychological Benefits
Friendly Corporation Competition
Reduces Energy Consumption
Promotes a positive business
Landfill Space and Future Landfills
Water Pollution
Soil Pollution
Air Pollution
Waste reduction companies produce jobs.
Example: Recycling company

Corporations can have competitions
that bring a positive attitude
to work while reducing
With less materials being made
energy consumption
will drop.
Helping the environment will
promote a positive
business image.
If we do not reduce waste our
landfills will become full
and more will need to
be opened.
Without waste reduction our water
gets polluted and our wildlife is
put in danger.
Without waste reduction, companies will continue
to make the same amount of non recycled
product polluting our air more and more.
Each and every day waste ruins our environment. It is
time for us to stand up and do something about it.

Helping the environment in
which we live in will give a
person a positive feeling

to answer our question...
Waste reduction is the best decision.
In 1988, the region's municipalities began by developing a residential recycling program which now covers 1.5 million people. Since then, the Works Department and the area's six municipalities (East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Toronto and York), have implemented an assortment of programs. Including but not limited to, backyard and municipal composting, recycling at multifamily complexes and public areas, and a variety of other efforts that range from encouraging C & D debris recovery to recycling election signs (Glenn, 1992).
Deontology- Ethically speaking the production of jobs is helping our environment and promoting our country by raising the employment rate this is in turn helping people as opposed to improperly disposing of waste and harming the environment animals and people.
The California Integrated Waste Management Board honored 305 businesses in its third annual Waste Reduction Awards Program (Anonymous, 1996).
Deontology- Ethically speaking, creating competition and awards amongst corporations promotes a positive work environment and more incentive to reduce waste and achieve the overall goal.
The California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) designated 2,137 winners in its 11th Annual Waste Reduction Awards Program (Anonymous, 2003).
Recycling aluminum requires 95% less energy than use of raw materials. Recycled paper can conserve 75% of the energy and 50% of the water required by paper made from virgin timber (Plueddemann, 1994).
In Michigan (and the U.S. on average), 90% of waste is put into landfills, despite the estimate that 70% to 90% of it can be reused or recycled (Plueddemann, 1994).
A high level of client satisfaction is more likely to increase repeat business. This in turn will help more people begin to value waste reduction and promote a better business.
It is estimated that one in nine people on Earth (780 million) do not have regular access to clean drinking water; polluted water brings with it risks of ingesting toxic chemicals, but water-related illnesses still kill some 3.4 million people a year (Mosser, 2013).
Deontology- Ethically speaking utilizing waste reduction is overall going to help the environment and the people in it. It is not morally correct to harm the environment or the living things who inhabit it.
Deontology- If 90 percent of total waste is put into landfills when 70% - 90% of it could be reused or recycled, we are wasting valuable land and polluting our environment rather than disposing of waste the proper way and saving space along with the environment.
Deontology- Simply said, it is completely immoral to cause avoidable health risks and death due to improper waste disposal.
Waste that is disposed of in landfills causes the underlying soil to become contaminated. This harms the soil, plant growth,water supply, the environment, and much more (Mosser, 2013).

Deontology- It is morally wrong to harm the living things on Earth when you could just as easily use proper waste reducing strategies.
When improper disposing of waste occurs it causes companies and factories to use more energy to make more products. When most of these factories operate they emit gasses, smoke, and vapors into the air which pollute our ozone.

Deontology- The morally correct decision would be to reduce, reuse, and recycle so that the factories will not have to work as hard to produce products. The less work the factories have to perform, the less pollution emitted into our ozone.
Simply put when a person feels they have done a good deed it psychologically gives them a positive feeling. The more good deeds that are done the better people feel.
Deontology- If a person is doing good deeds and feeling that they are positively helping the environment it will promote more people to do good deeds. This is morally much better than improperly disposing of waste, harming the environment, and not feeling like you have done a good deed.
Deontology- Using less energy causes less pollution and also conserves energy for other things. This is helping the overall community and morally the best decision to make.
Glenn, J. (1992). Waste reduction strategies in toronto. Biocycle, 33(6), 34. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/236870316?accountid=32521
Winner in waste reduction. (1996). Biocycle, 37(1), 14. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/236887785?accountid=32521
Over 2,000 businesses win waste reduction awards. (2003). Biocycle, 44(11), 21. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/236903676?accountid=32521
Plueddemann, D. W. (1994). Creating incentives for waste reduction: State and local perspective. Journal of Environmental Health, 57(3), 23. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/219703061?accountid=32521
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