Implementing a Tax or Charge on Plastic Bags Kevin P. Long MKT 3350-02 Consumer Behavior Leila Samii 2/23/2015 Abstract The overconsumption of plastic bags has had a strong negative impact on the environment. The plastic bags take up to one thousand years to biodegrade and are harmful to the environment. Some nations such as Ireland have combated this problem by placing a tax on plastic bags. This has helped to reduce consumption of plastic bags by over 90%. This paper analyzes why governments should implement a policy to tax plastic bags.
In order to learn more of the fast food industry, let’s take a deeper look on what fast food does in our lives. In the article “Happy Meal?”, Steven A. Shaw says that fast food industry in the U.S. is not that good because it causes lots of problems. According to Shaw, fast food industry should be responsible for many societal ills, because fast food restaurants hire teenagers who were too young to protect themselves, as employees, and they change the pattern of American agricultural system. Fast food industry seeks to control our society ambitiously. Moreover, they give rise to both physical problems and mental problems to people.
Instead, studies such as those on commercial car wash or highway runoff contaminants are commonly applied. Little information exists to substantiate claims, but nonetheless many cities in the USA and Canada have taken action, especially against detergents. Concerned governments and organizations hope to minimize or eliminate potential aesthetic, physical, chemical and biological threats of car washing. What Has Some Cities and Agencies Concerned Assuming hand washing in a car wash facility can be likened to hand washing in a driveway, a 1999 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study on Class V Injection Wells is applicable. EPA found many washed-off pollutants to be in excess of primary and secondary maximum contaminant levels (MCLs).
Deregulation occurs when the government deliberately removes official regulations that act as a barrier to competition in a market. It is a supply-side policy that facilitates contestability and has a particular relevance in transport markets. Local bus services were deregulated in the Transport Act (1985), which became effective from October 1986. This was a particularly controversial piece of legislation that provoked considerable opposition from trade unions, most public sector bus operators and opposition politicians. It ended a strict system of route licensing that had protected public sector operators for 55 years.
It is because cars contribute to almost more than one - third of air pollution. These made the car, in spite of its usefulness, a health and nature hazard. Now, steps are being made to find ways in order to make the cars more eco - friendly. These steps resulted to the revival of the concept of electric cars. Electric cars are not new.
Effects of climate change consist of catastrophes such as floods, droughts, and air pollution (Inconvenient truth). Solutions to the problems incorporate solar energy, wind power, geothermal energy, water energy and carbon capping. Companies also create waste through the products that they create for example, like plastic wrap. Plastic wrap made with polyvinyl chloride also known as PVC, requires a certain substance that may be obtained though the refinement of petroleum. The everyday products we use such as, plastic wrap made of PVC plastic, have a negative impact on the environment and we have to care of our environment in order to do that we must choose more eco friendly alternatives.
Riding a bicycle and driving a car are two forms of transportation that assist an individual in reaching a destination. Riding a bicycle is beneficial for both the individual riding the bike and the overall community. A bicycle is a good form of exercise and it does not pollute the environment. It allows one to get to close destination points as well places that do not allow cars to pass, and it doesn’t require the intense maintenance or the weekly gas a car does, which is extremely expensive and time consuming. Although there are reasons way a car may seem better, such if there was bad weather conditions or the travel was of great distance; however for the majority of college students a bicycle benefits triumph over a car.
DDOT Bus Problems Case Study Ryan Black Leadership Models & Practice 2001 Professor Reisen 19 November 2011 Detroit Bus Problems Executive Summary The issue at hand is about the safety and the efficiency of the busses in Detroit. DDOT drivers are protesting security, WDIV reported that the walkout comes on the heels of the beating of one of the city's drivers. (theGrio). The problems are (1) lack of workers , (2) lack of busses, and (3) lack of security. There are solutions, which can be established and implemented by using Exploring Leadership – Second Edition.
English 150 15 February 2007 Sport Utility’s vs. the Environment: Koehl’s Argument against Sport Utility Vehicles The Article, “Sport Utility Vehicles Are Bad for the Environment” Albert Koehl attempts to persuade the reader that SUVs cause significant damage to the environment. Koehl claims that “SUVs emit excessive amounts” of poisonous greenhouse gasses which “waste fossil fuels, and are inefficient.” He also states that these vehicles “contribute to global warming” (Koehl 129). Considering this, the safety and protection of the environment is of great importance in Koehl’s article. The proposed way to achieve this level of safety and protection is through eliminating the extensive use of SUVs. In this article, Koehl argues that SUVs are inefficient and bad for the environment.
The plastic bags improperly discarded are littering the planet. Moraga shoppers contribute to this bad pollution if they continue using plastic bags given out for free at stores. Even if plastic bags were properly discarded and made it to the landfill, they wouldn’t decompose naturally. Bacteria do not utilize polyethylene, the material plastic bags are made of, as food because it is a thermoplastic material derived from oil. Because of this, plastic bags may take a thousand years to decompose.