Considers the cost and consequences of planned obsolescence and its negative effects.
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.
This ground-breaking new book looks at the cost and impact of planned obsolescence. It considers the legal and economic frameworks behind the practice and how to mitigate it's effects. It also unearths new patterns of production and consumption highlighting more sustainable development models.
Understanding Planned Obsolescence includes a wide range of case studies from Europe, USA and South America.
Kamila Pope is an Environmental Law and Bio-law lecturer, researcher and lawyer. She has published a plethora of articles, chapters and papers covering Environmental Law, Sustainability, Planned Obsolescence and Waste Management.
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