Understanding Planned Obsolescence: Unsustainability Through Production, Consumption and Waste Generation

Understanding Planned Obsolescence: Unsustainability Through Production, Consumption and Waste Generation

By: Kamila Pope (editor)Paperback

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Planned obsolescence is a strategy used to make products obsolete, leading to their premature replacement. The result is the over-exploitation of natural resources, increased waste and detrimental social impacts. It is a known practice in consumer electronics and affects other industries as they put profit before consequence. A ground-breaking new book, Understanding Planned Obsolescence looks at the causes, cost and impact of planned obsolescence. It considers the legal and economic frameworks to overcome the practice and how to mitigate its effects. It also unearths new patterns of production and consumption highlighting more sustainable development models. Including a wide range of case studies from Europe, USA and South America, Understanding Planned Obsolescence is a vital step forward for the future of business and academia alike. Online resources now available include chapter-by-chapter lecturer slides.

About Author

Kamila Pope is an Environmental Law and Bio-law lecturer, researcher and lawyer. She has published a plethora of articles, chapters and papers covering Environmental Law, Sustainability, Planned Obsolescence and Waste Management. She holds a Master's in Law, Environment and Political Ecology and is studying a PhD in Law, Politics and Society.


    • Chapter - 00: Introduction
  • Section - ONE: Identifying the causes, consequences and history of planned obsolescence
    • Chapter - 01: Consumer society: A product of the growthist economy
    • Chapter - 02: Planned obsolescence as an instrument of the growthist economy and its socio-environmental consequences
  • Section - TWO: How to overcome planned obsolescence: from theory to practice
    • Chapter - 03: Sustainability in Economics and Law: The greening of sciences in the search for a new paradigm
    • Chapter - 04: The sustainability paradigm as the foundation to tackle planned obsolescence: New perspectives
    • Chapter - 05: Final considerations

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780749478056
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780749478056
  • weight: 373
  • ISBN10: 0749478055

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