Consumer Choices and Environmental Impact Quiz

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Which type of lamp is popularly used in most cities and towns of the country?

High Pressure Sodium Vapour (HPSV) lamps

What is the main concern critics have about CFLs during recycling?

Releasing mercury into the environment

What is a benefit of switching over to CFLs according to the General Electric Company report?

Reducing carbon footprints

Which type of lamp is considered an 'avatar' of the fluorescent lamp according to the text?

Compact fluorescent lamp (CFL)

What percentage of global electricity is obtained by burning coal according to the text?

Over 60%

What does green consumerism encompass according to the text?

Lowering consumption and consuming more sustainably

What is the main reason behind the high energy inefficiency of incandescent bulbs?

The electric current passing through the filament heats it up to about 2500°C

Which type of bulb is known for converting a significant portion of electricity into waste heat?

Incandescent bulb

What is the primary goal of green consumerism?

To reduce harmful effects on the environment related to production or consumption processes

Which type of lighting technology is known for its energy efficiency compared to incandescent bulbs?

Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL)

What is a significant drawback of generating electricity from coal?

It produces greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide

How does High Pressure Sodium Vapour (HPSV) lighting technology compare to incandescent bulbs in terms of energy efficiency?

HPSV lamps are more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs

What is the primary reason for the adoption of the Montreal Protocol?

To reduce the production of ozone-depleting chemicals.

Which consequence is NOT associated with increased UV exposure due to ozone depletion?

Rise in plankton populations in the ocean's photic zone.

What role does the ozone layer play in protecting the earth's surface?

It shields from harmful UV radiation.

Which technology is NOT mentioned in the text as contributing to an increase in goods and services sold in the market place?

Electricity generation from coal.

Consumerism is highlighted in the text as playing a role in which aspect?

Securing economic and individual wellbeing.

Which type of lamp is most likely to contribute to energy efficiency according to the text?

Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL).

Test your knowledge on how consumer choices can influence social and environmental relations during purchase and use. Learn about the impact of consumer actions on environments locally and globally, including factors like greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.

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