The Story of Stuff: Electronics

This short film should be made mandatory watching for anyone who buys electronics! From their website :

The Story of Electronics, released on November 9th, 2010 at storyofelectronics.org, takes on the electronics industry’s “design for the dump” mentality and champions product take back to spur companies to make less toxic, more easily recyclable and longer lasting products. Produced by Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, the eight-minute film explains ‘planned obsolescence’—products designed to be replaced as quickly as possible—and its often hidden consequences for tech workers, the environment and us. The film concludes with an opportunity for viewers to send a message to electronics companies demanding that they “make ‘em safe, make ‘em last, and take ‘em back.”

 

 

iFixit for-profit approach to solve this problem is pretty great — by making every device on the planet repairable, we save so many devices from being trashed.

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What other people have to say:

Its very true that the developed countries are using developing countries as a dustbin to discard all the harmful toxic waste…..& the saddest part is that just for few bunch of dollars the developing countries are accepting the waste as if its a gift from the nature to mankind.

About the author:

Arnab Nandi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University. You can read more about him here.


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