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Planned Obsolescence: (Un)Sustainability from Consumption to Waste Production

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Planned obsolescence is a strategy used to make products obsolete, leading to their premature replacement. The result is the over-exploitation of natural resources, increased waste and detrimental social impacts. It is a known practice in consumer electronics and affects other industries as they put profit before consequence.

A ground-breaking new book, Understanding Planned Obsolescence looks at the causes, cost and impact of planned obsolescence. It considers the legal and economic frameworks to overcome the practice and how to mitigate its effects. It also unearths new patterns of production and consumption highlighting more sustainable development models. Including a wide range of case studies from Europe, USA and South America, Understanding Planned Obsolescence is a vital step forward for the future of business and academia alike. Online resources now available include chapter-by-chapter lecturer slides.

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780749478056
Author(s): Kamila Guimaraes de Moraes
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Year: 2017
Publisher: Kogan Page
Pages: 208

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