Consider all possible solutions or alternatives.
possible solutions to the economic issue you are investigating.
1. Put trashcans and recyclables that are visible
to the public on beaches like Treasure Island, Lettuce Lake park, and the
Hillsborough River to help reduce waste and litter in the water.
2. Only use organic fertilizers
for lawns, trees, and plants from organic farms.
3.Get the public involved in the
community and to work with the Clean Water Network or Water keeper Alliance.
As they will help organize events to do cleanups around the beaches, lakes
Why would some people oppose the solutions you
have chosen? (Answer for each solution)
1. Some people would oppose to having
trashcans on the beaches, lakes and rivers. They would say it makes the area
ugly and unsightly.
2. People do not want to spend
money on expensive organic fertilizer when they can get it cheap at a regular
store like Home Depot or Lowe’s.
3.People would oppose this
solution by saying it is too expensive and that we do not need to spend more money
when there are other ways to combat water pollution.
Calculate the consequences of these solutions—both
intended and unintended at all levels of the economy.
What positive or negative externalities does
this issue present at each sector of the economy? Refer to your circular-flow
Be sure you look at the positive and negative for EACH of
your solutions from above.
1. Cleaner water for human
consumption and use like for cooking and cleaning.
2. Playing at the beach, rivers, and lakes and
3. Being healthier and going
1. People get sick.
2. medical bills are expensive.
3. no clean water
1. Help clean up the water ways
for people and wildlife to use.
2. Get tourism to come back to
the beaches, lakes and rivers and have fun.
3. Make products like water
filters to sell to the public.
1. failed to help keep water
ways clean from their waste that has been dumped.
2. No tourism to come in and buy
products and spend money.
3. Not able to get loans to
build products to help clean water ways.
1. Government spend money to improve waterways.
2. Tourism coming to the beaches, lakes and rivers and
having fun and spend money.
3. Help get information out to the public about water
1. Lose money
2. Cost money to clean up the water pollution.
3. The public going against the government about water
Rest of the world –
1. Our world will be a lot
2. People all over the world
will be healthier.
3. Countries would go green
1. It takes time to start up a
water pollution cleaning company.
2.It cost money.
3. People would protest because the
government spends too much money.
What incentives do individuals, businesses,
and government have to act on each possible solution?
Be sure to look at each solution for each incentive.
1. Using Reduce, Reuse, and
Recycle to keep water ways clean.
2. If using organic fertilizer
it helps to keep waterways from getting polluted with chemicals.
3. Feel good about myself for
helping to clean up water ways.
1. Give out gift cards for
picking up after themselves..
2. Working with non-profit
companies to promote healthier ways.
3. Sell products that help clean
water pollution like filters.
1. Give free products to help
combat water pollution to the public.
2. Promote with ads about how to
combat water pollution within their businesses.
3. Keep a positive outlook and
get tourist to come to Florida.
What are the externalities, both positive and
negative that could result from each possible solution?
1. The public would use the
trashcans and people will have cleaner beaches, lakes, and rivers.
2. When using organic fertilizer,
it isn’t harsh on aquatic wildlife.
3. With companies helping to keep waterways
clean, the public is happy.
1. People might petition to have
trashcans removed because they are unsightly and ugly.
2. Organic fertilizer is too
3. Water clean-up companies are too
expensive and local government might not have the money.
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