Problematic Obsolescence

« Obsolescence is the state of being which occurs when an object, service, or practice is no longer wanted even though it may still be in good working order. Obsolescence frequently occurs because a replacement has become available that has, in sum, more advantages than the inconvenience related to repurchasing the replacement. »

If the hypothesis is that the increase of W3E is at least partly due to in-built obsolescence of material, then the question is :

How do we get around the problem and bring innovative, clever solutions to the major issues of dealing with resources and preserving the environment?

For almost two years, we have worked in a completely self-financed way on the concepts of virtual W3E recycling center, then wEEEki and D3E community. The project has been refined towards setting up prototypes online.

A solution to reduce W3E ?