Business And The Economy

Discuss whether firms like Rechem should be allowed to "import" chemical waste from overseas to be disposed of here in the U.K.
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
Project Management
Environmental Monitoring


Not all Countries in the World have the ability or the technology to safely dispose of chemical waste such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). It may be argued that it is more desirable and safer to move the waste to another country for ...

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capturing or burning off the chemicals that cause acid rain, for example, UKs 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 PCBs 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 ...

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safety of disposing chemicals without discharging polluted air and that it can dispose of the ash and residue without contaminating the locality.
9. PCBs 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 PCBs from Canada.
12. Most of Britains larger ports refused to handle PCB material.
Economics of Importation of Chemical Waste

Rechem have been fortunate in the market ...

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