Planned obsolescence – how Big Tech manipulates consumers to spend again and again – Michael West Media

people with smartphones

The Right to Repair movement has gained significant traction in the past few years. Activists in the EU, US, and Australia aligned with the movement have helped spur the introduction and passage of legislation to force manufacturers to provide access to repair knowledge and tools.

France introduced an anti-waste law in 2020 that has created a repair index for electronics and appliances. Shoppers are now greeted with color-coded labels that define a product’s ease of reparability.

But it is also up to us. To find out more, and to learn what we can all do to combat the manipulation of Big Tech and help reduce e-waste, check out the Tech4Evil podcast.

 

 

Source: Planned obsolescence – how Big Tech manipulates consumers to spend again and again – Michael West Media

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