fix articles 332810, obsolescence
The high cost of new and improved (tags)
A relentless push to induce more consumer purchases is endemic. The weight and size of what we buy is bigger. And it is wrapped up in ever more packaging. The social costs of all this unnecessary consumption are high, and are paid for in environmental destruction.
The Story of Stuff (tags)
The more you buy, the better person you are, we are told. 5% of the world's population are using 25-30% of the world's energy and raw materials. Planned obsolescence is complemented by perceived obsolescence. Corporations obeying the law of profit depend on products breaking down. Nature is our partner and foundation for the future, not a free good, external or sink.