Designed for the dump

Posted by Peter MUIR

This clip, posted by the student organisers of the DC Ethical Consumer Week, looks at the problems associated with the consumption of electronic items.
Designed for the dump means making stuff to be thrown away quickly. Today’s electronics are hard to upgrade, easy to break, and impractical to repair.  Our high-tech revolution’s collateral damage is 25 million tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill. What we need is for electronic designers to make long-lasting, toxic-free products that are fully and easily recyclable.  Click here to see more details about  “The Story of Electronics”