EESC: Stop planned obsolescence


Obsolescence brings little if any advantage in terms of jobs.

Planned obsolescence is an obstacle towards sustainable development

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) called the EU policy makers to impose a total ban on planned obsolescence.

According to the EESC, stopping planned obsolescence will enhance sustainable development in the EU, create more jobs and improve consumer protection. Products of planned obsolescence have a limited service-life. Bulbs that burn out after a certain time, batteries that run out within a set period or clothes that quickly fall out of fashion are just a few examples of suc...

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