Planned obsolescence sucks. Here’s why it still exists

Originally published at: Planned obsolescence sucks. Here’s why it still exists - ethical.net

In December of 1924, the heads of all the major lightbulb manufacturers across the world met in Geneva to concoct a sinister plan. Their talks outlined limits on how long all of their lightbulbs would last – the idea being that if their bulbs failed quickly, customers would have to buy more of their product.…

The new ‘Repairability Index’ in France is a great initiative which forces companies to publish a ‘repairability’ score for their products (currently only a limited range of products but it’s a start) which makes it much easier to make informed buying choices and hopefully avoid needing to replace things too soon.