Is Planned Obsolescence Immoral? stuff that doesn't last

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Watch the True Cost! (https://truecostmovie.com/)

Mindful and Sustainable shopping is an important practice we can all try.

- Remember what you are shopping for and always ask yourself if you are buying an item out of impulse or necessity.

- Consider whether you are only buying something because it's on sale- ask yourself if you would pay full price for the item. (It’s not a bargain if you never wear it!)

- Always question the processes and conditions involved with any purchases.

- Read the label! See what your clothes are made of and where they are from.

- Invest in quality – better quality clothes will last longer (and are usually more ethically produced.)

- Repair – avoid waste by repairing clothes that still have more to give!

- Beware of Greenwashing! Companies may convey a false impression or providing misleading information about how environmentally friendly they or their products are.

- Donating Clothes- Creator of “The True Cost” Andrew Morgan estimates that only about 10 per cent of donated clothing in the developed world is sold locally. The clothing industry in countries such as Haiti has all but disappeared, because locals buy boxes of imported second-hand clothes instead. Try to swap and sell clothes locally. Sites like depop and thredUP are great for this. (https://www.depop.com/) and (https://www.thredup.com/)

- Shop second hand- You'll be shocked by the incredible finds at low prices!


Did You Know?

A 2017 report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimated that 35% of all microplastics — very small pieces of plastic that never biodegrade — in the ocean came from the laundering of synthetic textiles like polyester. 100% natural and cellulose fibers are the way to go and are also much easier to recycle! (Look for organic cotton, linen, bamboo, hemp, etc.) Washing clothes less also extends the life of your clothes.
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I met an electronics engineer who told me that their customers specify how long they want the product to live, and the engineers then simply include a component they know will fail around that pre-determined time.
Buy products that are made to last, like at least one popular Asian auto brand. A mechanic told me, “if you want a mainly reliable car, buy Asian” (other brands are getting better than they used to be).
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Toyota?
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A good Marketplace video posted on YouTube last night on the su.

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Obsolescence in today's technology world comes pretty fast. That's why it's getting cheaper and cheaper.
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OKkayak wrote:digital cockpits who's lifespan will be dependent on expensive software updates and the finicky hardware that will probably go before the mechanical parts of the car. To make things worse, car manufacturers are starting to build cars that have all the bells and whistles built in but if you want to use them, you have to pay ridiculous "activation fees". Some, a one time fee which will last as long as you own the vehicle, in which they will be "deactivated" when you sell the car, and the next buyer will have to pay a "re-activation" fee if they want to use the features.
And only the new generations are stupid enough to buy into that bullbleep. They have to have a app for everything.
Makes me want to reinvent the automobile with no electronics past a alternator and battery....maybe even invent a thing called a carburetor and perhaps a clutch and stick shift.
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If you make an Automatic Transmission Please include an old engine hand crank OT,
The only way you can start the car when the battery or starter fail.

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