Alternative modes of marketing and use of products must be promoted. By Frédéric Caymaris-Moulin, Managing Director of Lokéo Amended at the end of 2014, the law on energy transition makes planned obsolescence a crime punishable by two years in prison and a fine of 300,000 euros. The opportunity to break down some misconceptions about a concept that has nourished for many years our collective unconscious. … Continue reading The circular economy, a solution to planned obsolescence?
A report, aimed at extending the life of electronic devices, has just been adopted by the European Parliament. A first legislative step that seems important for both consumers and industry. What if our tablets, smartphones and computers lived longer? The European Parliament adopted on Tuesday 4 July an overwhelming majority (662 votes in favor, 32 against) an own-initiative report on the planned obsolescence of our … Continue reading Europe: towards the end of planned obsolescence?