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  • 'Planned Obsolescence’? Demand 'Planned Longevity'

    Posted on Oakdean Hollins, by David Fitzsimmons

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w145/forums/200/rickpics/Obsolescene01.png"Public anger across Europe at the mountains of waste electrical products being smashed up for material recycling or for export to Africa has led French regulators to target businesses that plan premature obsolescence into their products [1]. German researchers, on the other hand, had previously concluded there is no evidence that such planned obsolescence exists [2]: it’s just that, in a competitive market, customers have the choice to buy good, better and best quality.

    Fed up with the short-life span of too many of their electrical purchases, voters are calling on governments for help. Aware of the risks to the single market, the European Commission has taken up the issue of planned product obsolescence..." [read more at www.remancouncil.eu]