• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Field Work Report

Extracts from this document...


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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Geography essays

  1. IB Geography HL Report - Long Hai

    For instance, museums (Historical, War Remnants, Fine Arts), independence palace, department stores (Diamond, TAX, Parkson), Restaurant.

  2. Analysis of Plastic Recycling in Uganda.

    The waste coming from plants in most cases in Uganda, its' not disposed of well and not utilized completely. Some wastes like peels can be collected and used to make animal feeds or even manure other than being thrown away and burnt up Plastic Recycling Industries Uganda Limited (PRI)

  1. Geography HCMC Fieldwork Report

    We can experience what beauty is. Ha long bay has fantastically-shaped rocks in the sea. Dong Khoi is located in central Saigon. There's an agglomeration with expensive hotels, Shops and restaurants. Also, if you go through this street, you may see the buildings that represent Saigon as well as Vietnam.

  2. Foreign Talent-Dilemma in Singapore. as we shall explain, illustrate and seek to convince in ...

    The number of full-time tertiary places (university and polytechnic) has increased from about 14,900 in 1988 to about 66,200 in 1998. This increase was made possible by recruiting quality foreign lecturers to supplement our local talent pool, especially in areas where locals are lacking or difficult to recruit like in animation, digital media design, etc.

  1. Extreme Environment Report - Cumbria. The aim is to investigate a cold and ...

    Analysis 4.1. Relief of the lands: 4.1.1. As the map shows, mountains and relief are located in particular in the central part of the region. The relief is between 100 meters and 1000 meters, while the coast is at sea level.

  2. geography IB prep

    over the seabed to drive fish into the nets => kills bottom-dwelling sea creatures c.) Detail the ways in which technological advance has threatened fish stocks in terms of indirect actions. � 12% of marine pollution is due to oil spills and only 10% is caused by ship dumping at

  1. Geography Course Work

    H 2 - I will also be looking at the influence of wind speed on the percentage of vegetation cover. The higher the wind speed the lower the percentage cover will be. This is because the high wind speed will inevitably destroy or at least damage the vegetation growing in that certain area.

  2. Geography Field Study - Delineating the CBD Antwerp

    We want data for ratios of shops other buildings and offices to other buildings so that we can relate this to Burgess theory about the ratios and hypothesis II. Building heights are also central to Burgess' claim (hypothesis IV), and quite easy to measure.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work