Topic 6 Global Responsibility

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What does it mean if something is non-renewable?
It will eventually run out
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Give examples of some non-renewable raw materials
Oil, ores and minerals
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What is a finite resource?
A limited resource
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What is bad about the products made from non-renewable resources?
Impacts the environment - producing emissions and waste that cannot be broken down
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What is a manufacturer's moral obligation?
To develop products that use fewer materials and consume less energy
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What does it mean when we are told to 'reduce'?
Reduce the amount of raw materials we use. Reduce the amount of materials and components used. Reduce the amount of processes that produce toxic substances or emissions
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What does it mean when we are told to 'refuse'?
Refusing to accept extra packaging; Refusing to dispose of substances in the easiest way
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What does it mean when we are told to 're-use'?
Re-use products because that requires little processing so less impact on the environment; Buy second-hand goods
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What does it mean when we are told to 'repair'?
Is it a good idea to buy a whole new product?
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What does it mean when we are told to 'recycle'?
Turn a product into a new product like plastic, card, aluminium, paper and glass
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What does it mean when we are told to 'rethink'?
Think about alternatives in the way we buy and dispose of products
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What do we mean by product lifecycle?
The time it takes before a product wears out or becomes obselete
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What is the carbon footprint of a product?
The total amount of carbon dioxide emitted during a product's production, use and disposal
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How can we improve the carbon footprint of products?
Minimise energy use; minimise transport; Careful disposal; Reduce use of fossil fuels; source materials locally; Buy locally produced goods
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Why was the Fairtrade Foundation made?
To help alleviate poverty among farmers and workers who did not receive a fair price for their goods
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How must producers and traders make sure fair trade standards are met?
Ensuring a fair and stable price is agreed; Investing in projects to enhance social, economic and environmental development; Emphasise idea of partnership between traders and producers; Trading relationships are mutually beneficial and longterm
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When can clothing be said to be fairtrade?
If it has a high enough percentage of fairtrade materials in in e.g. fairtrade cotton but non-fairtrade buttons or thread
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Give examples of some non-renewable raw materials

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What is a finite resource?

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What is bad about the products made from non-renewable resources?

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What is a manufacturer's moral obligation?

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