Rubbish Is Not Worthless

Outline the argument that rubbish is not worthless.

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Food waste – contamination not nice for the workers.
Supermarkets have a key role in wasting rubbish.

Waste and rubbish are top topics.

Significant recognition that waste is a serious problem, a day to day problem in household and industry. The publics are more aware of environment, and they are enthusiastic in helping. Public attitudes are changing, recycling recovering value, if we have shortage of material or energy globally it helps.

UK – each of the European have different countries, the Uk has cheap waste disposable.

Waste is an economic cost and a social issue.

Different value –
Scrap value –
Product values come and go and change as technology develops
Some value and some don’t, another mans junk is another mans treasure
Recycling items in the home – creates a demand

Technology grows rapidly and existing products become renewed or new products are created, with growth of mass consumption and rising affluence people can afford to upgrade their products and old necessities such as a TV would now become rubbish because it isn’t the new flat screen which could be defined as a luxury. There is a 33% difference in food being bought from 1957-2006 this was because the rest of the income was spent on luxuries. (ONS, cited in Brown, 2009, p.110) why this explains that rubbish isn’t worthless. Rubbish can be seen as not worthless because the older products may not have anything wrong with them and before the technological advance these products would have had a ‘use value’ to them where they were useful for many reasons but because new products have arise it doesn’t mean that they are not useable anymore, they just get upgraded and become rubbish, but this does not mean that they are worthless