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Consumerism and waste products


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Consumerism and waste products

  1. 1. Consumerism & Waste Products
  2. 2. Consumer..??? One that consumes, especia lly one that acquires goods or services for direct use or ownership..
  3. 3. Consumerism..?? Consumerism is related to the constant purchasing of new goods,with little attention to their true need,durability,produc t origin,or the environmental consequences of their manufacture & disposal..
  4. 4. Waste Products..?? Any material that is unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted..
  5. 5. What causes Consumerism?
  6. 6. Means to an End Habitual Consumerism Emotional Regulation Emotional Instability Early years Pleasure And Pain
  7. 7. Two types of conditions of population and consumerism exist: People over-population: Excessive population pressure causes degradation of the limited resources, and there is absolute poverty, undernourishment and premature deaths. This occurs in less developed countries (LDCs) Consumption over- population: This occurs in the more developed countries (MDCs). More the consumption of resources more is the waste generation and greater is the degradation of the environment.
  8. 8. What are the problems created by consumerism..?
  9. 9. Today’s many products produced are luxurious and are non-degradable which takes years to be decomposed. A high rate of consumption leads to pollution and waste product.
  10. 10. Now we will see how consumerism affects environment….
  11. 11. How to calculate the impact..?? Using IPAT equation … I=P*A*T P=Population A=Affluence T=Technology
  12. 12. How to Solve these problems…??
  13. 13. Population: we need to control population growth. Consumption: once we control population growth, the consumption rate would fall down itself. Technology: we should stop at this stage some of the irrelevant and unimportant products, in order to stabilize the environment.
  14. 14. Any other way to solve this problem……. YES..!!!!
  15. 15. CASE STUDY 1 Himachal Pradesh was the 1st state to regulate the manufacture & use of plastics . The State proposed a ban on all types of polythene packing.
  16. 16. CASE STUDY 2 The Indian Oil Corporation & the Department of Science & Technology are expected to establish India’s 1st plant to convert waste plastic into petrol,diesel & LPG.