Impacts of Consumerism on the environment

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  • Impacts of Consumerism on the environment.
    • Agri-business
      • Large companies own multiple farms.
      • Chemical fertilisers are used to maximise yield and profit.
      • Habitats destroyed / polluted.
      • Little investment goes back into farm.
    • Transport
      • Complex network of air,sea & land transport moves goods globally.
      • Season-free availability of foods.
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    • Disposal of waste
      • 2010 - household waste in UK = 27 million tonnes.
      • 2014 - amount of waste was virtually the same.
      • E-waste should be recycled but is often shipped to NIC/LICs.

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