首先理解consumer goods. 结合柯林斯Consumer goods are items bought by people for their own use, rather than by businesses.
Many people believe that the human society has developed into a throw-away society, which is filled with plastic bags and rubbish. What are the causes and solutions?
lower awareness of waste issues- tend to dispose wastes whenever and wherever they consider convenient- aggravate the pollution
To be more specific, throwing chewing gum arbitrarily may cause eternal pollution.
Detail: Sidewalk pollution
Seeing a piece of chewing gum, few people will pick that up. A majority of people just step on it, causing it to stick to the sidewalk or someone’s shoe, eventually leading to a sidewalk of pollution right under your own feet
How to handle this problem?
Follow the example of Singapore that enforced stricter rules regulating the discharging of refuse.
Lack qualified staff who can cope with the processing of certain poisonous materials in consumer goods, which may eventually cause natural contamination.
For example, to gut a fridge one needs to remove the foam first and capture ozone-depleting gases for which old fridges are notorious. However, the problem is that most people in the recycling business, except those in developed countries, don’t know how to tackle it.
How to handle this problem