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Thesis: Wealthy shoppers are only offered non locally produced, non recyclable items Jordana Clark Word count: 1326 SL IB Geography Mr. Mattiace Table of Contents Statement of Hypothesis and Brief Justification...page 3 Introduction to the Study Area...page 3 Methods of Data Collection...page 3 Presentation of Results...(on map attached) Analysis of Results...page 3-4 Evaluation...page 4 Reference...page 5 I. In the center of Agdal there are a number of different shops each targeting a certain social class. For instance many of the bigger shops are aimed at the wealthier shopper where as, the smaller shops are directed at less wealthy people. The aim of the field work report is to illustrate how the shops targeted at the wealthier population sell only non recyclable items. Also, most of the items with a high price are not made in Morocco. Rather, the items for the wealthy are from other countries and have been shipped to Morocco. II. At this moment in time Morocco is considered a developing nation by the standards of international nations. Morocco population in 2007 was 33,757,175, and, 36 % of people living in rural areas are living in poverty and 24% of urban dwellers are poor . However, in one of the wealthier shopping areas, Agdal, is designed to attracted the wealthier side of the population. ...read more.


Four wealthy stores were explored to attain which were Layalit, New Boy, Gold Vision, and a shoe store. Layalit is a furniture store with a range of lamps, beds, tables and chairs. The manager said that most of the items were imported from France and that most were non recyclable items. The reason for these items not being recyclable is due to the fact that most are made from plastic. Light bulbs, mirrors and cutlery are also non recyclable items which are also available in the store. The next store investigated was New Boy, a store which contains children's toys. New Boy is an franchise that has aspired from the Middle East, however, offers a selection of toys from other companies. Most of the toys are made from plastic and are non recyclable. Gold Vision, a store that is right next to New Boy, its an electrical shops that contains televisions, dvd players, stereos and tables. The products offered in Gold Vision are mostly brand names which range from Samsung to LG both are companies that are based in other countries. The biggest non recyclable item at the moment is television due to the fact that once people are finished with them they simply discard them and they are hard to break down. ...read more.


It is understandable that local products are non recyclable because most of the suppliers are mainly concerned about making money rather than the environment. However, European companies have the money and the knowledge of recyclable items, yet chose to do nothing about it. Today's consumption is undermining the environmental resource base. It is exacerbating inequalities. And the dynamics of the consumption-poverty-inequality-environment nexus are accelerating. If the trends continue without change - not redistributing from high-income to low-income consumers, not shifting from polluting to cleaner goods and production technologies, not promoting goods that empower poor producers, not shifting priority from consumption for conspicuous display to meeting basic needs - today's problems of consumption and human development will worsen. Illustration the need to change from non recyclable products to environment friendly items. This is not only applicable to the local production but also to the wealthy products. Although the data collected is accurate there are still imperfections in the way the research was carried out. Due to the time in which the investigation took place there weren't many shoppers around thus, it was difficult to see who the consumers or, differentiate the wealthy from the less wealthy. Also, if the area of investigation had been broader then the information would have been more precise. Although there could have been improvements of the method used to obtain the data does not disregard the fact that the hypothesis was correct. ...read more.

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