Social Traps

According to the social sciences, A social trap is a condition that occurs when a group of individuals deliberately seek to achieve a short-term objective that will ultimately have long-term effects on the greater community. For instance, many chemical industries dispose of poisonous and chemical waste by dumping it into the ocean or burying it underground for convenience. Making the garbage disappear is the main solution to their dilemma, but it also poses significant environmental and health risks for future generations.

Social straps imply that people, both as individuals and as organizations, may be engaging in activities and utilizing environmental resources that may have a negative long-term impact on their health and well-being yet are highly convenient to use right now.

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