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    Compare and contrast the ethics of persons with different perspectives. as it relates to e-waste. Persons involved would be individual consumers, manufacturers, and government.

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    E-waste accounts for 3-5 percent of urban solid waste stream in industrialized world and is a growing problem. Whose responsibility is this growing mass of junk? We can explore this issue through two ethical systems. Deontological ethics would argues that people must assume their duties, regardless of the outcome. Utilitarianism, on the other hand, holds that an action is right if it leads to the most pleasure for the greatest number of people. In the literature on environmental ethics these views are displayed in the distinction between instrumental value and intrinsic value. The former holds that the value of things is means to further some other ...

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    Comparison of different ethical perspectives on dealing with e-waste. Utilitarianism vs. deontological arguments.