I would like this opinion shared with people who are genuinely concerned about the environment: I consider the purchase of products made and sold cheaply as environmentally unfriendly and those engaged in their manufacturing and marketing as planet resources rapers, at the expense of our own children.
I remember buying a toaster for 45.00 that would last for 20+ years and STILL after have the ability to repair it. Today, this same "brand" name toaster can be bought for 13.00 BUT expect 2 years and toss it out if it needs repair.
Seems to me the SAME amount of effort went into making this new design: the same amount of energy used to convert steel, copper, plastics, packaging etc, and maybe more oil wasted in the transport and distribution of this new cheaper model. Seems to me then that footprint wise, the process of making it over 10 times as opposed to once is a waste and that if we truly wanted to conserve,this is where we waste the most.
Help the economy: Build what we need HERE and make it good. Help the environment: stop making junk!
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