Business and the economy Essay

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Business and the economy




Task - 1
Discuss whether firms like Rechem should be allowed to "import" chemical waste from
overseas to be disposed of here in the U.K.


ANALYSIS

Rechem have thirty years of experience in solving environmental problems caused by a wide
range of hazardous and toxic materials. Their range of services included the following:


∑ Waste Management
∑ Logistics
∑ Incineration
∑ Project Management
∑ Recycling
∑ Environmental Monitoring
(See APPENDIX A)

DISCUSSION

Not all Countries in the World have the ability or the technology to safely dispose of
chemical waste such as polychlorinated biphenylís (PCBs). It may be argued that it is
more desirable and safer to move the waste to another country for disposal. The
alternative of storing the waste for long periods of time may result in serious problems
and consequently cause pollution effecting living organisms beyond the host countries
borders.


There has been instances where one countryís pollution problems in turn pollute neibouring
countries such as Mercury used in manufacturing process eventually leaking into river
systems (This happened between Canada and the United States). Another example is acid
rain caused by burning fossil fuels without capturing or burning off the chemicals that
cause acid rain, for example, UKís industrial plants affecting the forests of Germany and
Scandinavia.


Chemical pollution has no boundaries, dumping chemical in the North Sea by the northern
European countries not only destroys the food chain in that area, but, with tidal and
ocean currents, this pollution can affect organisms and eventually human beings on the
other side of the globe.




Pros:- of firms like Rechem importing & disposing chemical waste:
1. Helps the environment because it discourages landfills.
2. It breaks chemicals down at high temperatures not a low normal temperatures which can be dangerous.
3. It can break down PCBís which are extremely dangerous.
4. Brings money into the British economy.
5. Supplies jobs for workers.
6. Licences for this type of disposal is limited and helps the environmental factor of
other countries that do not have this process and have to resort to landfills or burning
the waste at dangerously low temperatures like, America and Germany.

7. In the eighties many articles on "green" companies and industries featured Rechem
8. Rechem were praised by the Minister for the Environment at the time as "true friends of the earth"
9. Rechem were acknowledged as a world leader in the safe incineration of dangerous chemicals.
Cons:- of firms like Rechem importing & disposing chemical waste:
1. Britain is taking other countries and disposing of it for them and the sub product of
the incineration product is released into British air.

2. The research to test if it is fully liable is limited and seems to be on a trial and error basis.
3. Profit and shareprices seem more important than environmental issues.
4. The world is more environmentally aware.
5. Bad press as stories circulated about babies being born with eye malformations and also
diseased cattle near Rechem plants.

6. The Daily Telegraph reported that tests on foliage samples near the South Wales Rechem
plant showed PVBís to be 50-100 times the pollution inspectorateís advisory limit.

7. A Welsh Water Authority document stated that the Pontypool plant had discharged up to
82 times the permitted levels of lead, copper, zinc and nickel into the sewers.

8. Trouble of removing bad press scars about the safety of disposing chemicals without
discharging polluted air and that it can dispose of the ash and residue without
contaminating the locality.

9. PCBís are highly dangerous and are believed to cause cancer and damage to the liver.
10. Contaminated cargoes of PCB would have to be transported to the treatment plant on the
road sea and air, any accidents in these situations would be disastrous and puts the
British people and wildlife in a precarious situation.

11. Dock workers and employees refused to handle PCBís from Canada.
12. Most of Britainís larger ports refused to handle PCB material.
Economics of Importation of Chemical Waste

Rechem have been fortunate in the market of disposal of chemical waste due to booming
demand for this service where capacity could not be increased quickly due to planning
permission restrictions at home and abroad. By year end March 1988, Rechem made a profit
of £4.5M out of a turnover of £13.4M, which equals a 33.5% profit, the first years profit
on a turnover of 19.5M was 45% at £8.8M. We can conclude that there are huge profits to
be made in this area.


Rechem have completed a floatation on the stock market selling 2.6m shares therefore
increasing their exposure to external pressure groups. Another factor to consider is
Balancing internal and external expectations. Internally, a business usually needs to
make a profit for shareholders, managers and other stakeholders. Externally, the business
has to contend with selling products in the face of competition and the regulatory
influences exerted by governments. It also has to take into consideration the interests
of external stakeholders and the pressures from a variety of other independent factors.
Failing to take heed of organised pressure groups such as Friends of the Earth, the
National Anti-Vivisection Society and Greenpeace may lead to the worst possible outcome -
a consumer boycott, perhaps on a international scale.


Banks and Investment Bodies like Pension Funds and individuals (public) are now paying
more attention to their exposure to environmental risk and investors are starting to show
concern about risks posed by companies with poor environmental records.

















Task - 2
Not all pressure group activity is as highly publicised as that of greenpeace. What other
forms does it take and what is its purpose.


ANALYSIS

A pressure group is really an agent of activity representing an interest group. Interest
groups would, in the main, like to influence the Government, rather than to become the
Government. Clearly this can change, as with the emergence of green interest groups who
have fought elections on environmental and other issues. However, the majority of
interest groups do not make this transition, concentrating instead on putting pressure on
Government on particular issues, or carrying out other activities. The Confederation of
British Industry (CBI) acts as an interest and pressure group, but also carries out work
in research and training.


Forms of Pressure Groups
1. Greenpeace
2. Friends of the Earth
3. National Trust
4. Royal Society for Nature Conservation
5. Civic Trust
6. The Media (Newspapers, Television, etc.)
7. Wildlife Trusts (RSPB, etc.)
8. The local community (Residents, Farmers, etc.)
9. Government/National & Local council/government
10. Trade Unions (represent Employees, and other aspects, Dock Workers.)
11. Professional Associations
12. Consumer Groups
13. Businesses
14. Anti-Incineration Campaigners - Communities Against Toxics (CATs), UK and Norwegian
and British Green Parties fighting with waste incinerators










Purpose of listed Forms of Pressure Groups

The Media - To present the concerning public with fact based stories on economy and
environmental issues and anything that is endangering the environment or the British
public and analyse the activities of possible "dangerous" companies or industries.


Wildlife Trusts - Look into anything that could upset the environmental balance and effect
the surrounding wildlife, to make sure waters are not being polluted that will kill fish
and animals that food source is in the rivers and thus affects the whole food cycle.


Local Community - They live in the area and have to beware of any aspects that can affect
their standard of living, drop in house values because its undersiable to live there,
health aspects young children and the effects pollution could have. Local farmers have
maintain the quality of their livestock and pollution could affect the food sources like
crops and land, any bad environmental factors could mean loss in investment and will
effect their quality of life and livelihood.


National Government - Brings in Codes of Practice and in some cases Legislation such as
Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Waste-Management legislation (SEE APPENDIX B)


Local Council/government - Their job is to serve the local residents and maintain a number
of aspects of the local community like the streets, land, houses and make the town/city a
desirable place for tourists and people to live and not have a stained reputation of being
an unsafe place to live.


Trade Unions - To represent all workers in a particular industry right from the start
process right through to end product. They will be wary of the dangerous situations
employees could be put in and make sure they are treated fairly and represented. Organise
strikes if needed to prevent companies and industries from taking advantage.


Professional Associations - Associations of accountants, marketers, engineers, etc.
Promote good practice and adopt advisory roles.


Consumer Groups - Promotes the needs of consumers for safer products and better labelling
and (Consumer Association) has extended its interest to environmental issues.

Businesses - From the CBI to the Trade Association keep a watch on developments and often
lobby the government to institute changes, particularly at the time when the national
budget is drafted.


Anti-Incineration Campaigners - Anti use of chemicals and the incineration of such chemicals.

Friends of the earth - A green party like Greenpeace lobbying to keep the Earth in its natural state.

National Trust - An organisation existing in order to maintain and protect the Nations
heritage whether in buildings, land, habitat or natural environments.













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