Essay on The Consumers International Organization

687 Words Oct 10th, 2013 3 Pages
Consumers International is charged globally with protecting every consumer in the world form unfair business practices. They are comprised of over 220 organizations in over 115 countries throughout the world. The Consumers International is dedicated to attaining a world where everyone has access to safe and sustainable goods and services. This basic concept is felt throughout their website and publications as they seem to keep their mission in the forefront of all they do. Consumers International endorse and share information on programs like recycling an renewable energy in an attempt to help nations preserve their environment.

Consumers International is a non-profit organization based out of the United
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The problems of sustainable development include unequal distribution of consumption, environmental damage (deforestation, soil degradation, desertification, water stress and loss of biodiversity (Bentley 2002). Unequal distribution of consumption is easily seen when traveling around the world as I have. Some countries are bigger consumers of fast food than others (without pointing fingers at the United States…). Generally speaking fast food places are not known for having reusable dishes and silverware that you find in regular restaurants. The resources involved in operating a fast food restaurant are immense. Each individual meal requires disposable flatware generally for each individual item rather it is wrappers for each a burger and a side of fries or a plastic container for a main course and plastic containers for each individual side items not to mention the drink which has three components on its own. All of these items become waste after the meal is consumed instantly quadrupling if not more a fast food restaurants waste as compared to a regular restaurant. Everyone has heard about some form of environmental damage no matter if it is the ozone layer being depleted or a forest being wiped out. These consequences are from utilizing natural resources to create our goods. To create the paper wrappers that our delicious burgers and fries come in we utilize trees. Petroleum… which is used for many things that we consume like gas to get us

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