How to reduce the harmful impact of cigarettes on environment

Kaul Karen Elisabeth (2022) How to reduce the harmful impact of cigarettes on environment. In: Shape the future together! - IV. BBS International Sustainability Student Conference Proceeding (PDF) Budapesti Gazdasági Egyetem. Budapest Business School, Budapest, pp. 73-93. ISBN 978-615-6342-21-8 (Submitted)

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The fundamental aim of this research is to inform the reader about the importance of implementing sustainable practices at a business and social level, focusing on reducing the impact of cigarettes on the environment. After going through all the data, the idea is to make the readers think critically about why and how they can contribute to reducing cigarette littering and the consequent pollution. The research contains the analysis on different proposals, if they can be applied, and how to educate society to decrease cigarette waste. This study represents a review of the literature documenting the impact of cigarettes´ chemicals on the environment, and how consumers behave (if recycling or throwing cigarettes away). The expected research results would be encountering a wide range of alternatives and feasible solutions to replace the actual composition of conventional cigarettes, and strategies to educate the smokers´ population about the importance of reutilizing the leftovers from cigarettes. In this way, changing actual practices and reducing pollution would contribute to a more sustainable world, from which all, businesses and consumers, would benefit. I chose this topic because I consider it as a latent issue in many countries, and I strongly believe that educating about this problem can protect people who are exposed to these chemicals in their daily life, either if they consume tobacco products or if they drink contaminated water, deal with smoke-filled air, etc. Protecting natural life is also crucial, as polluted oceans influence greatly not only our present but also our future as humankind.

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Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: cigarettes, environment, Health
Depositing User: Kovács Zsolt
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Date Deposited: 2022. Mar. 29. 15:42
Last Modified: 2022. Apr. 07. 11:49

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