Our Planet

Planned obsolescence - all change

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Willy Loman, Arthur Miller's character in the classic "Death of a Salesman" bemoaned,

“Once in my life I would like to own something outright before it’s broken! I’m always in a race with the junkyard! I just finished paying for the car and it’s on its last legs. The refrigerator consumes belts like a goddam maniac. They time those things. They time them so when you finally paid for them, they’re used up.”

Unfortunately the "built in expiry date" of many of our products, is not a thing of fiction but the reality of commercialism. Manufacturers continue in business because we have to replace goods and products in a relatively short period of time. Read More…

66 tons per second...of food waste !

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New study finds food waste will increase to 66 tons per second if left unchecked.

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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There are five areas in the world's oceans that have accumulated vast quantities of garbage in the form of waste plastics.

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Wind power on Mars

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Researchers from the Centre of Space Physics (Boston University) are close to harnessing wind power on Mars. Read More…