The Environment and Society

Short Answer

After reading this section, will you change the way you treat your household waste? Explain.

How do you think the issue of e-waste should be dealt with? Should the responsibility fall to the companies that make the products or the consumer who buys them? Would your buying habits be different if you had to pay to recycle old electronics?

Can you think of a modern example of the tragedy of the commons, where public use without accountability has created a negative outcome?

NIMBY protests occur when concerned citizens band together to speak up against something that will impact them negatively. Is this a positive or negative trend? Give an example of a NIMBY protest and whether you support it or not.