Global Waste

Global Waste

Remarks: This page was created as part of a school project, interdisciplinary in the specialised course English and basic course Economy, at Kippenberg-Gymnasium, Bremen, Germany by students. It is not a commercial site.

Introduction

What happens with our waste once it is thrown away? Is it recycled within the borders of its
country of origin? We asked ourselves these questions and decided to choose waste as a topic,
because we believe it to be often underestimated in our society and that it does not get the
attention it needs and deserves. It seems that many people do not think about the
consequences that our throw-away mentality has.
Since globalisation, which describes the process of increasing international collaboration on
fabrication, development and trade, is the main topic of our course, we have chosen to
investigate to what extent waste is affected by globalisation. To convey the diversity of our
topic we decided to focus on four types of waste, which are plastic, because it arises every day
in everybody's home, textile, because it surrounds us all the time, electronic, because
technology becomes increasingly important in our society and nuclear, because unlike other
types of waste we are not confronted by it every day.