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---KK---
Essex,
United Kingdom

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icon19 Jan 2019 18:47
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-envir...

Doesn't seem a too bad idea.....43
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-Rob NMTB -
Worcestershire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 245
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icon19 Jan 2019 18:59
The theory's great, but I can't see how it's enforceable.

In-built obsolence is now the norm, for just about everything we buy :sad:
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Krautophile
Hunts & Crawley,
United Kingdom

Posts: 57,365
Street Triple


icon19 Jan 2019 19:07
The best way would be that all parts would be easily recyclable. The trouble is that is for 100% of the bits used nigh on impossible!
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Katies Grandad
Snot on the Ouse,
United Kingdom

Posts: 2,207
Speed Triple 1050


icon19 Jan 2019 20:45
What I would like to see is a system where a manufacturer has to publish the cost of a part as a % of the cost price of the whole product and can then only charge that same % of the retail price for a spare part.
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

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icon19 Jan 2019 22:34
Mate of mines brother worked for Philips designing LED lamps.
He could easily make one last 80-100 000 hours but was told to ensure that they didn't last more than 40 000 otherwise "we'd be out of business".
He now works for a Korean manufacturer who quotes life expectancy of 50 000 hrs but designs and build the lamps to last 80 000 hrs minimum. Go figure...
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,473
Bonneville (01-08)


icon20 Jan 2019 10:19
Sir TT:
Mate of mines brother worked for Philips designing LED lamps.
He could easily make one last 80-100 000 hours but was told to ensure that they didn't last more than 40 000 otherwise "we'd be out of business".
He now works for a Korean manufacturer who quotes life expectancy of 50 000 hrs but designs and build the lamps to last 80 000 hrs minimum. Go figure...

That's the pitfall , if you make things that don't need replacing , how much are economies going to suffer ? The world's economy is totally reliant on consumerism .
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KentGoldings
Mälardalen,
Sweden

Posts: 857
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon20 Jan 2019 11:29
Mach 1:
Sir TT:
Mate of mines brother worked for Philips designing LED lamps.
He could easily make one last 80-100 000 hours but was told to ensure that they didn't last more than 40 000 otherwise "we'd be out of business".
He now works for a Korean manufacturer who quotes life expectancy of 50 000 hrs but designs and build the lamps to last 80 000 hrs minimum. Go figure...

That's the pitfall , if you make things that don't need replacing , how much are economies going to suffer ? The world's economy is totally reliant on consumerism .


Henry Ford understood that with the Model T!
Solution was the Model A and changing model every second year so people would buy new instead of keeping a car that now became old...
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