Planned Obsolescence Essay

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The cause is planned obsolescence that is what causes all of this, the main company makes products that don’t last and every year they force you to buy a new product because the old product that you have brought is not working anymore, so they force you to buy a new product because buying a new product is cheaper than repairing the product. The issue is planned obsolescence and a society that wants the latest and greatest, if it is old I have a use for it anymore and we need to get the latest version. Planned Obsolescence, planned obsolescence is a method of designing products that wear out because the model is outdated and the products have an expiry date basically that can be used up to and cannot be used later than that because it is built…show more content…
They say it is better and the camera is better, a bigger screen and they make you feel like a loser for not having the latest and greatest by using social obsolescence to push you to buy the new product. All products that are cheap are designed to fail within a time period so that it stops working and you have to buy a new product. All the products that people threw away, they take it to e-waste, e-waste is any discarded electronic or electrical devices and their parts; also called electronic waste. (Dictionary.com, 2017) That is the definition of e-waste and the way they dispose of the electronics waste is by shredding it into small pieces and ready to be recycled, strong magnets are used to ferrous metals like steel, non-magnetic metals are separated. All the materials are put in their parts, each raw material is sent to be made into new, example zinc which is used in mobile phones can be used in shipbuilding or Gold found in games consoles can be made into
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