QUESTO TIZIO VENDE lavatrici, lavapanni e asciugatrici usate. E si chiede una cosa interessante: perché quelle vecchie durano di più e quelle di oggi invece dopo tre o quattro anni sono sfasciate? Il tema è quello dell’obsolescenza programmata e, quindi, della crescita zero, l’unica sostenibile. Ma nessuno ascolta.
Money quote: “Now refrigerators last 8–10 years, if you are fortunate. How in the world have our appliances regressed so much in the past few decades? I’ve bought and sold refrigerators and freezers from the 1950’s that still work perfectly fine. I’ve come across washers and dryers from the 1960’s and 1970’s that were still working like the day they were made. Now, many appliances break and need servicing within 2-3 years and, overall, new appliances last 1/3 to 1/4 as long as appliances built decades ago. They break more frequently, and sooner, than ever before. They rust and deteriorate much quicker than in the past. Why is this happening, and what’s really going on?”