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In this seminar, we will focus on the science and politics of three areas of consumer goods:
For example, what materials comprise these products and what decisions were made to bring these products to market for our use? We will explore how these three general classes of consumer goods affect us, and others, in production, use and disposal during the product’s life cycle.
STARTING YOUR SEARCH
Electronic apparatus and appliances -- Environmental aspects.
Electronic apparatus and appliances -- Health aspects.
Product life cycle.
Refuse and refuse disposal.
Here are a few links to consumerism, consumer behavior, and other relevant websites.