1000 Flowers for the Planet - #489 Demand Repairable Goods
These days, most household goods are made to last only a couple of years. As well as being poorly made, they are structured in such a way that they cannot be repaired. Televisions are made with closed cases so they cannot be opened to access the workings and repair what may have gone wrong. See the story at http://www.thesecretlifeofthings.com/ where you can gather a lot of information. It’s time we put an end to this wasteful practice. It is only designed to put more money in the pockets of corporations. Think of the amount of resources being mined out of the ground, the energy that has to be generated to do that, the water that’s used, the transportation of everything, only to waste it all in a couple of short years by chucking it into landfill. We need to demand better quality goods, ones that last a long time and that can be repaired when they break down.