Futures Forum: Planned Obsolescence: and The Men Who Made Us Spend
There is a lot of emphasis on 'recycling':
Futures Forum: The plastics industry is "incredibly supportive of recycling legislation over a more long-term… reduction of disposable culture."
Rather than reducing consumption - or simply being able to reuse stuff:
Futures Forum: Reduce, reuse, recycle >>> >>> 'What's Wrong with the Three Rs of Environmentalism'
And it's very difficult to fix things these days:
Futures Forum: VW... and making 'wholly opaque disposable vehicles' >>> rather than making vehicles which 'run for a long time and are easy to fix'
Some people are trying to fix that:
Futures Forum: Right to repair
And Radio 4's Costing the Earth has looked at some examples:
Made to Last?
BBC Radio 4 - Costing the Earth, Made to Last?