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Unit: Working sustainably

MSAENV272B: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Section 2: Environmental issues

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Over the last few years, environmental controls and regulations have become increasingly strict.

This reflects the growing understanding that we need to be more careful about the resources we use and the wastes and pollution we produce.

Communities have realised that if we don't take more care, the way we live and go about our business can have an incredibly damaging effect on the natural world around us.

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In this section, we'll look at the main environmental issues that concern businesses in the furnishing industry.

We'll also discuss the effect that new laws and regulations have on the way a business operates, and the obligations they impose on employees as they carry out their day-to-day work.

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Completing this section

The assignment for this section will ask you to examine a range of environmental protection issues at your own workplace. Have a look at the assignment now to see what you'll need to do to complete it.

Also in the menu bar are links to the five lessons for this section:

  • Air quality

  • Stormwater

  • Trade wastewater

  • Hazardous substances

  • Laws and procedures

These lessons will provide you with background information relevant to the assignment.

Before you move on to the next section, try the Just for fun exercise. See if you can guess the catchphrase shown.

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