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High-Tech and Domestic Appliances: Organised Waste
  • 52'
  • Author : Sophie Romillat
  • 10-02-2013
  • Master : 2180

High-Tech and Domestic Appliances: Organised Waste | Doc du dimanche | France 5

Computers, tablets… the race for the latest fashion is encouraging manufacturers to produce ever more: another look at the mechanics of programmed waste. Despite the crisis, consumers are not yet ready to make all the sacrifices. Among the must-have objects are computers, cell phones and even vacuum cleaners. The rush for digital and electrical appliances is getting faster. Manufacturers have understood this and are taking advantage of this race for the latest fashion to produce ever more and to reduce the life of these everyday objects. A programmed waste whose economic and environmental impact we are now beginning to measure. In poor countries, vast technological dumps, often toxic, are opening up to collect this garbage.