On the blog Esturirafi [es], biologist Rut Abrain writes frequently about her environment-related thoughts and advise. This time [es], she blogs about the issue of obsolence and shares tips to fight against it:
Se llama obsolescencia a “la planificación o programación de la vida útil de un producto o servicio de modo que –tras un período calculado por el fabricante o la empresa– dicho producto se torne obsoleto e inútil”.
We know as obsolescence the “planning or programming of a product or service lifespan that –after a períod estimated by the manufacturer or the firm– that product becomes obsolete and useless.”
To reduce the pollution caused by obsolence, the main thing is to avoid consumerism, to keep on using your products that still work and to repair them instead of replacing them.
You can follow Rut on her blog and on Twitter.