Can sustainable development work? What then will be the impact on business and what will be the impact on the environment?

Written by Ronald Munro

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Now, ontorepparttar idea that sustainable development can work for this environment andrepparttar 110125 entire planet. You have many people all ready starting to seerepparttar 110126 impacts we have onrepparttar 110127 environment. There are many groups and businesses and governments, which are working towards this goal. The groups are working to getrepparttar 110128 politicians to bring about more regulations and laws to help protectrepparttar 110129 natural environment andrepparttar 110130 entire planet.

By starting with smaller portions ofrepparttar 110131 human population such as communities and cities, we can slowly work towards sustainable states and countries and eventuallyrepparttar 110132 entire planet. Some businesses are helping by means of recycling, using less resources, cutting pollution and a host of other environmentally sound practices.

The United States is one ofrepparttar 110133 fore runners in this struggle, to changerepparttar 110134 way humans interact withrepparttar 110135 natural environment. More and more political leaders are stepping up torepparttar 110136 plate and doing their part to bring about positive change. Recently President Bush unveiled plans on reducing global warming and pollution, which is first meant to stop these effects and then reverse them.

Sound scientist are stepping up and reporting on sound scientific facts about environmental issues such as greenhouse gases, pollution, El Nino and any other environmental conditions, that are destroying our natural environment, which in turn will lead torepparttar 110137 destruction of our entire planet.

As more people are educated to what is happening torepparttar 110138 natural environment and learn that werepparttar 110139 humans of this planet arerepparttar 110140 ones responsible forrepparttar 110141 depletion and destruction ofrepparttar 110142 natural environment, then that isrepparttar 110143 more people who will help inrepparttar 110144 struggle to maintain and fix what has happened and sustainable development will become a complete reality.

One ofrepparttar 110145 main concepts of sustainable development that must be understood and practiced by every human is stewardship, because like it or not we arerepparttar 110146 stewards ofrepparttar 110147 entire planets environment.

The impact of sustainable development working is thatrepparttar 110148 businesses will continue to function and grow and they will have customers to buy their products andrepparttar 110149 resources to produce them. The impact of sustainable development working forrepparttar 110150 environment is obvious. If werepparttar 110151 inhabitants of this natural environment take care of it,repparttar 110152 natural environment will continue to take care of us and we will not perish or have to move to another planet.

Instead of asking if sustainable development will work or not we need to look atrepparttar 110153 facts of do we need it to work or not. I believe that it has been shown that we have no choice in this matter we either make sustainable development work or we will perish from our own lack of effort and humanity will be no more.

BBA student @ Northwood University

Plastic recycling confusion

Written by David Leonhardt

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"Oh. That's a relief."

"Butrepparttar lids are notrepparttar 110124 same. The yogurt top is a number 4, whereasrepparttar 110125 margarine top is a number 2."

"You meanrepparttar 110126 lids are not made ofrepparttar 110127 same plastic asrepparttar 110128 containers?" my wife exclaimed.

"Exactly," I replied. "And notrepparttar 110129 same as each other. There must be a reason they use forrepparttar 110130 yogurt top a plastic of such poor upbringing that our recycling program rejects it. It might be dangerous to mix them up."

"That's silly."

"Then why else would they need three different plastics for two simple containers that are used for essentiallyrepparttar 110131 same purpose underrepparttar 110132 same conditions?"

My wife turned around to leave. "Wait," I cried. "There's more."

"I was afraid of that."

"The parfait container has no number. Does that mean it's undercover? The lid is a 4, which means we can switch it withrepparttar 110133 yogurt lid, but not withrepparttar 110134 margarine lid."

"The parfait container is clear. You can see through it. Maybe they can't recycle see-through plastics."

"Exactly what I thought," I exclaimed. "But look at your shampoo. It's in a clear bottle, a number 1. Butrepparttar 110135 matching conditioner, which is not clear, is in a number 2."

"That makes sense," my wife assured me. "Maybe."

"Not really. Number 2 is used inrepparttar 110136 margarine lid,repparttar 110137 big ice cream bucket andrepparttar 110138 vitamin jar. Besides, here is another margarine container made of clear plastic, and it is also a 5 with a 4 lid."

"This is way too confusing," my wife said. "We have a baby to attend to. She just can't seem to sleep."

"With all our containers mixed up like this, who knows whatrepparttar 110139 world is coming to," I cried. "No wonder she can't sleep."

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