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Polluting Industries


Discuss the reasons for and consequences of the relocation of polluting industries (such as some TNCs) and waste disposal (such as ICT, chemical and nuclear waste) to countries with weaker environmental controls and safety regulations

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Polluting Industries


Discuss the reasons for and consequences of the relocation of polluting industries (such as some TNCs) and waste disposal (such as ICT, chemical and nuclear waste) to countries with weaker environmental controls and safety regulations

 
 

INTRODUCTION

  1. Read and summarise the article.
  2. Read pp 107-111 Guinness HL Book.
  3. Make notes on causes and consequences.
  4. Draw Fig. 7 p 111.
  5. Research, describe and explain the Basel Convention.
 
 

case study: e waste disposal, agbogbloshie, ghana, west africa

 
 

Describe the health and environmental impacts of working in this industry.

 
 
 

Draw a sketch map showing the location of Ghana and neighbouring countries. Locate Accra and Agbogbloshie.

 
 

consequences for health

 
 

further reading and notes

  1. Read e-waste: pp 115-117 Guinness HL Book
  2. Make detailed notes on these pages
 
 

practice exam question

"Polluting industries are relocated, away from developed nations, for purely financial reasons." Discuss this statement [15 marks]

 

Financial reasons evidently play a significant role in the relocation of polluting industries.

However, it is important to consider other factors in this response, including:

  • Environmental considerations 
  • Political agreements (Basel convention)