Key concepts: externalities, waste management, economic sectors, stakeholders, per capita, environmental justice
Introduction: What are externalities?
Positive and negative externalities.
Plastic pollution: A negative externality.
The root of the problem
How much of it? Plastic in numbers.
Per country vs per capita waste.
Stakeholders and lobby groups.
Case Study: Tourism in Bali
Tourists and plastic pollution
Working on solutions: Tourist tax
At the end of this module students:
Can describe the difference between positive and negative externalities, and how plastic pollution is explained as a negative externality.
Can explain that negative externalities indicate market failure, and can discuss options on how this can be solved through incentives in the market.
Can list which actors play a role in the issue, and explain where the problem comes from .
Can describe to concept of environmental justice in the context of plastic pollution.
Are able to apply the concept of negative externalities to various case studies.