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Consumerism

&
Waste
Products

Consumer..???
One that
consumes,
especially one that
acquires goods or
services for direct
use or ownership..

Consumerism..??
Consumerism is
related to the constant
purchasing of new
goods,with little
attention to their true
need,durability,product
origin,or the
environmental
consequences of their
manufacture & disposal..

Waste Products..??
Any material that is
unused and rejected
as worthless or
unwanted..

What
causes
Consumeris
m?

Means to an End
Habitual Consumerism
Emotional Regulation
Emotional Instability
Early years
Pleasure And Pain

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 overpopulation:
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.

What are the


problems
created by
consumerism
..?

Todays 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.

Now we will see how consumerism


affects environment.

How to calculate the impact..??


Using IPAT equation
I=P*A*T
P=Population
A=Affluence
T=Technology

How to Solve these


problems??

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.

Any other way to solve this


problem.
YES..!!!!

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.

CASE STUDY 2
The Indian Oil
Corporation & the
Department of
Science &
Technology are
expected to
establish Indias 1st
plant to convert
waste plastic into
petrol,diesel &
LPG.

Summary.