Saturday, February 17, 2007

Constant Consumption

An article I spotted on Yahoo made me wonder. It is titled "When to replace common household items". Sure it's great to know that you should replace a 4 year old computer but what do you do with the old one? That's what really got me with this article. It is probably going be read a few thousand times today and people might run out and buy new computers and mattresses with no thought on what to do with the old stuff. I've written about electronics recycling in the past and I think it is very important that consumers consider the life cycle of their purchases. We obviously have to since media, government and industry are not.

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