Today it’s cool, tomorrow it’s junk. We have to act against our throwaway culture | Jonathan Chapman

Today it’s cool, tomorrow it’s junk. We have to act against our throwaway culture | Jonathan Chapman

We need products we can repair, reuse and recycle – not ones deliberately built to become obsolete

Never have we wanted, owned and wasted so much stuff. Our consumptive path through modern life leaves a wake of social and ecological destruction – trainers barely worn, ignored AI-powered digital assistants gathering dust, and forgotten smartphones languishing in drawers. By what perverse alchemy do our newest, coolest things so rapidly transform into meaningless junk?

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