Purdue Global University Week 1 Environmental Impact Matrix Paper


In the Week 1 – Environmental Impact Matrix assignment, you analyzed the life cycle of a common product, and you now have an idea of the impact an ordinary purchase can have on the environment. In this week’s assignment, you will further discuss the environmental impact of the product you selected. (PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS)

Refer to your completed Environmental Impact Matrix, and write a 350 word paper (Document body, not including Title and References pages) in which you explain your findings.

Address the following in your paper:  

  • What impact does the product      have on the environment? Consider the materials/processes that must be      used to deliver the product to the consumer.
  • Describe how individual choices      and/or behavior contribute to or diminish environmental sustainability.
  • How can you or your community      reduce your impact on the environment as it relates to this product?