Crayola Crayons Around the World

Julia Afthim - Period G

Earth science and globalization have an effect on where, how, and why people perform daily tasks

Location and communication change our lives

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How globalization impacts where people live

-Below are the three major cities listed with their maps

-All three of them are surrounded with a large body of water because people want to live where they can easily get resources

-Resources can come in by ports from ships and more airplane landing sites are near water

Globalization is a process involving communication between countries economically, environmentally, technologically, and culturally

Manufacturing and Transportation

-Below is a video explaining how Crayola Crayons are made

-Farther below is a picture showing how these crayons are transported across the world, from a wax factory in the mid US, to Pennsylvania in a distributing facility and then out to three other continents for international sales

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Population and Natural Resources

-Crayola distributes to the most densely populated areas in the whole world (as shown below), without having them be too populated that there's no room for their products

-Most populated areas and distribution locations are close to water so resources are readily available

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In the future, big companies like Crayola will continue to expand while smaller ones will fail

What problems do Crayola cause?

Environmental: -Wax crayons aren't biodegradable, the number one way for wax to break down over time is with bacteria from the exposure to air, which landfills do not give, so crayons are waste on our planet that we can't destroy


Technological: -Crayons don't allow for globalization to flow due to the lack of technological impact, our machines should be used for communication across countries


Cultural: -Crayons are used mostly by children and amateur artists, but some famous artists do use crayons as an artistic tool, which can not be transported easily to other parts of the world

-Artists should develop our future by giving others a piece of their culture right through their phones or laptops


Economic: -The traditional 8-pack of Crayola crayons costs $0.99, which means they are very inexpensive to make, so foreign workers can take American's jobs and ruin our US economy

How can these problems be solved?

-Our environmental problem can be solved if Crayola makes more of an effort to recycle their products by creating recycling centers specifically for their products around the world

-If Crayola is causing this problem, they should be the ones to fix it

What are the pros and cons of globalization?

Pros:

-free trade

-creates more jobs

-adds new allies to other countries

-allows for specialized products

-lowers costs for items

-allows poor countries to develop


Cons:

-promotes terrorism

-makes the rich richer and the poor poorer

-taxes

-US workers face tax cuts

-more disease

-machines create pollution

How does globalization relate to me?

Now...

-The clothes I wear every day are from out of country

-I'm more likely to catch diseases from around the world

-The food I eat is from across the world

-It's less likely that I will have a job in the future than past years

-My iPhone was assembled in China

-More and more teenagers my age are afraid of social interaction

-The parts of my home come across the world for my needs

-I can talk to anyone around the world in a matter of seconds

-I can order something online and have it arrive in two days


In 15 years...

-Economic Disasters will destroy lots of communities (California's earthquakes)

-Schooling will be only online with robots

-Trips around the world will be easier than ever

-Pollution will destroy our air system

-The life expectancy will be higher

-The death rate will be higher for diseases

-Social media will run our lives

-Leaving the house will be uncommon

-All stores will deliver their products

-Jobs will be less and less open to Americans

-Followers and likes will determine our self worth

-Robots will be as common as humans

-Children will communicate more online than in person

-The LGBT community will grow stronger

-Feminist laws will become a reality

-People will be more connected on the surface, but a lot less deeply integrated into our societies

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Communication will forever change our future