In which environmental category would you classify excessive use of materials and energy?


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In which environmental category would you classify excessive use of materials and energy? 1 answer below » ENVIRONMENTAL COST ASSIGNMENT Coyle Pharmaceuticals produces two organic chemicals (Org AB, and Org XY) used in the production of two of its most wide-selling anti-cancer drugs. The controller and environmental manager have identified the following environmental activities and costs associated with the two products: View complete question » Pounds produced 7,500,000 18,750,000 Packaging materials (pounds) 2,250,000 1,125,000 Energy usage (kilowatt-hours) 750,000 375,000 Toxic releases (pounds into air) 1,875,000 37 ENVIRONMENTAL COST ASSIGNMENT Coyle Pharmaceuticals produces two organic chemicals (Org AB, and Org XY) used in the production of two of its most wide-selling anti-cancer drugs. The controller and environmental manager have identified the following environmental activities and costs associated with the two products: Pounds produced 7,500,000 18,750,000 Packaging materials (pounds) 2,250,000 1,125,000 Energy usage (kilowatt-hours) 750,000 375,000 Toxic releases (pounds into air) 1,875,000 375,000 Pollution control (machine hours) 300,000 75,000 Costs of activities: Using packaging materials $3,375,000 Using energy 900,000 Releasing toxins (fines) 450,000 Operating pollution control equipment 1,050,000 Required: 1. Calculate the environmental cost per pound for each product. Which of the two products appears to cause the most degradation to the environment? 2. In which environmental category would you classify excessive use of materials and energy? 3. Suppose that the toxin releases cause health problems for those who live near the chemical plant. The costs, due to missed work and medical treatments, are estimated at $2,025,000 per year. How would assignment of these costs change the unit cost? Should they be assigned? View less » Jul 24 2014 07:51 AM

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