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GCSE Impacts industry on the environment

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Heavy Industry
The production of goods such as machinery, mining equipment, and steel. Heavily polluting.
High Tech industry
An industry using or involving advanced methods and the most modern equipment. Less polluting
Post industrial economy
The economy of many economically developed countries where most employment is now in service industries.
Deindustrialisation
The decline of a country's traditional manufacturing industry due to exhaustion of raw materials, loss of markets and competition from NEEs.
Sustainability
Development that meets the needs of the present without limiting the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
Information technology
These businesses use computers and other hardware to store, process and use data, often to help businesses and governments
Service industries
these are businesses that do work for a customer, and sometimes provides goods, but is not involved in manufacturing
Finance
a major part of the UK and especially London economy. They provide services to do with money, such as accountancy, money transfer, trading and credit.
Research
These industries involve research and development, where ideas are transformed into workable products.
Business parks
are purpose built areas of offices and warehouses, often at the edge of a city and on a main road.
Science parks
often located near university sites, and high-tech industries are established. Scientific research and commercial development may be carried out in co-operation with the university.
Teesside
one of the largest industrial concentrations in the country and is home to chemical and manufacturing industries.
Footloose
A business is able to locate anywhere it chooses
Cambridge Science Park
Area of research and development on A14 next to Cambridge, sustainability evident