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 .