This assignment focuses on Environmental effects from the production of shoes. You should prepare a commodity chain analysis paper that follows these criteria:
Environmental effects from the production of shoes
You should prepare a commodity chain analysis paper that follows these criteria:
1. Firstly, try to trace out all of the factors which pertain to your product’s production, distribution, and consumption.
Secondly, What resources are necessary for this product to reach you?
Also, What institutions or types of companies are involve d?
Further, Does national or international law affect the production, transportation, or disposal of your product?
Moreover, What are the environmental consequences of using this product from its initial production to its disposal as waste?
2. Try to locate information about those who work in the companies producing, distributing, and selling this product—at every step of the commodity chain. Summarize in a paragraph or two some of the issues faced by the people associated with this product at each stage of the commodity chain.
For example, you may investigate labour and health issues related to the primary producers, effects of the environment of transporting the product, health consequences for consumers, and the effect on the environment produced by this product’s waste.
You may not be able to treat all aspects of the commodity chain in equal depth because of a lack of information on certain aspects of your commodity chain.
Try to cover everything, but you may have to write about some aspects of the commodity chain in greater depth than others.
3. What conclusions can you reach about your connections to the global economy through this exercise?