EU, Britain Look To Rules To End “Throwaway Culture”, Make It About ‘Climate Change’, Of Course

Let’s all be honest, if the doomsday cult didn’t link this to the anthropogenic climate change scam, we’d all agree with it to a degree

Climate change: New rules could spell end of ‘throwaway culture’

New rules could spell the death of a “throwaway” culture in which products are bought, used briefly, then binned.

The regulations will apply to a range of everyday items such as mobile phones, textiles, electronics, batteries, construction and packaging.

They will ensure products are designed and manufactured so they last – and so they’re repairable if they go wrong.

It should mean that your phone lasts longer and proves easier to fix.

That may be especially true if the display or the battery needs changing.

It’s part of a worldwide movement called the Right to Repair, which has spawned citizens’ repair workshops in several UK cities.

The plan is being presented by the European Commission. It’s likely to create standards for the UK, too – even after Brexit.

That’s because it probably won’t be worthwhile for manufacturers to make lower-grade models that can only be sold in Britain.

It’s all part of what one green group is calling the most ambitious and comprehensive proposal ever put forward to reduce the environmental and climate impact of the things we use and wear.

First, this has little to do with ‘climate change’, though, it does tie into the greenhouse gases, particularly methane, released from landfills. Remember, I never said that Mankind has no influence on the climate. We do, both localized and globally, but, not that much. It does have a lot to do with actual environmental impacts, though, which is a whole other debate from ‘climate change’, and I wish the Cult of Climastrology would stop merging the two.

That said, for those who are a bit older, do you remember when products lasted? I have a washer and dryer from 1994 that still work fine (knock wood). I just replaced a 30 inch old school square screen color TV I’ve had since around 1989 with a 19″ flat panel. But not because the TV didn’t work: it did. Just as well as back then. Granted, it rarely gets used since it is in the spare bedroom. But, Best Buy had a deal, $60 for a 19″ 1080p flat panel (doesn’t seem to be on their website anyone, but the sound is fantastic), put my old 19′ 720 in the spare bedroom. BTW, I’ve had that TV for almost 10 years, still works great.

I still have the same JVC receiver with Bose 301 speakers from 1987. Sure, no surround sound, but, don’t need it. And still works great. I have a Creative Zen MP3 player that is around 13 years old, still works. But, do they make things to last much anymore?

When I started in wireless in 1994 the manufacturers talked about their products lasting 10-15 years. Polycarbonate plastic, no wires, etc. They moved on to Lithium Ion batteries, which were supposed to last 20 years. People seemingly need to replace their phones now every 1 1/2 to 2 years, because of planned obsolescence, including the batteries. Do we really need to replace due to a better camera? Or is it because the battery sucks? And it isn’t really replaceable? And it is so often cheaper to replace one, and other products, then get it fixed? I see people with broken screens needing to replace their phones because it causes the rest to suck.

The EU also wants to set a food waste reduction target, end over-packaging, and curb microplastic pollution. Other recommendations under the proposals, known as the Circular Economy Action Plan, are:

  • increasing recycled content in products
  • reducing the impact of products on the climate and environment
  • providing incentives for a new type of consumer use where producers keep the ownership of the product or the responsibility for its performance throughout its lifecycle – similar to car leasing

The idea is to encourage manufacturers to make sure things don’t break – because they’ll have to pick up the bill for repair or replacement.

On one hand, this is a good idea. On the other, it puts Government in charge of the economy and companies in an obscene manner. Taking a light touch would be better. And not linking it to Hotcoldwetdry would be helpful.

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18 Responses to “EU, Britain Look To Rules To End “Throwaway Culture”, Make It About ‘Climate Change’, Of Course”

  1. Winston St. John says:

    ***WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury is working with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to gain full transparency of countries’ debts from China’s Belt and Road infrastructure initiative and ensure that funds from the institutions are not used to repay China, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.

    “We think this is critically important,” Mnuchin told a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. “We’re not ever going to be using money from these international organizations to pay back China.”

    Some countries saddled by debt from Belt and Road Projects, such as Pakistan, have turned to the IMF for assistance. Pakistan entered a $6 billion loan program with the Fund in July 2019.***

    Why is this important. I would encourage everyone to look up China’s Belt and Road Project.

    The reason is fundamentally clear why the virus has spread so quickly around the world. China is investing heavily in the America’s, near and far East countries as well as Europe.

    One of the main reasons it appears that Korea, Iran and Italy have been so hard hit is because they have developed close ties with China through this project. Italy even has had at times Chinese policeman patrolling the Italian streets. Labor from China arrives in Qom, the city devastated by the Coronavirus. This labor has essentially arrived directly from infected areas of China into Iran and have subsequently spread the disease.

    South Korea has become quite enamored with China these past several years and has consistently had deals in the works with them repeatedly, exchanging workers and goods and services up to just the last couple of weeks. Again a country infected with the Virus.

    Why is there cases of this virus in small obscure nations literally off the grid from the rest of the world? Yes that would be the Belt and Road Project in which the nations are accepting infected workers into their country to work on projects.

    Everyone who has been paying attention understands what is happening in this world. A world wide effort by the Heroic People of China to indoctrinate the world. Cyber security faces millions of attacks per day by principally 4 nations. Iran, Russia, North Korea and China. The Axis of evil for the modern day world.

    Make no mistake. China’s reach is deep. The NBA and now the Main Stream Media also has stopped calling this the Wuhan or China virus because of the massive revenue from China and the tentacles in our corporations. They are currently sewing discord in our MSM and social media by blaming the USA for the virus and turning once again to the tried and true formula of Racism, Bigotry and Homophobia by allowing anyone to call this the China or Wuhan virus.

    There are many clips of CNN and MSNBC as well as the other networks calling this “Wuhan” and “China” virus live on air suddenly stopped, replaced with Trump is a bigot and a racist.

    Our lives or indelibly being controlled by China around the world. I have studied this for a decade and warned of it, gave speeches on it and showed evidence and still the stock market takes China’s money and moves jobs to their shores.

    We fight each other on blogs and twitter and Facebook when in reality the fires are being stoked by China, Russian, Iran and N. Korea to take America’s eyes off the real issue of our time. There always comes a time in history when a turning point is faced. America is at that crossroad now. Which way we turn will determine if Global Warming or any of the other things we care about even matters anymore.

    I encourage people to reevaluate their belief system. Left, Right, Center.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach: Let’s all be honest, if the doomsday cult didn’t link this to the anthropogenic climate change scam, we’d all agree with it to a degree

    In other words, “We’ll do the right thing but only if you stop talking about climate change.”

    That’s not a mature response.

    • Kye says:

      “In other words, “We’ll do the right thing but only if you stop talking about climate change.””. When you say IOW, you are changing his meaning therefore you create a lie. IOW, Teach didn’t say that!

      “That’s not a mature response.” Not only is that a mature response, it’s a thoughtful and logical response based on previous experience dealing with lying commies who manipulate words to gain power. Had you and your comrades been honest about your other anti-American projects like gun grabbing, murder of babies, freedom of speech via hate speech, anti white racism via AA and quotas, and oh so many more lies, perhaps we’d believe what you say. At this point all you have to add to making America great is communism, lies based on hate. All you clowns have is hate.

      Trump 2020 Keep Child molesting Rapin’ Joe out of the White House (the senile fuk)

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Kye,

        We were mocking TEACH’s frequent use of IOW, where he changes the meaning of what people say to right-wing hatetalk.

        All you have is hate.

        DUMPTRUMP 2020 (if not sooner): Did you see Child Rapin’ Don’s “speech” last night? He announced he’s stopping all trade and cargo from Europe! He announced he’s stopping all travel from Europe! Talk about senile. It was like a hostage video.

        • formwiz says:

          I’m the one who uses IOW and you damned well know it.

          You have a problem with that, don’t say it’s Teach.

          And the only hater here is you.

          And even Lefties liked the speech and thought it was reasonable. Of course, being a hater he could say nothing that would please you.

          And you’re the child rapist, not him.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            You’re descending into madness. So like your god-king trump, you take creative credit for common idioms? Whata maroon.

            I’ve never been accused of raping anyone except by the shit-for-brains crew drowning here in the Cove.

            When was VP Biden accused of raping a child, except by you.

            On the other hand President Donald J. Trump has been accused by 3 women of rape. One went to the trouble to sue trump for damages for when she claims he raped her in the presence of known (now dead) pedophile Epstein when she was just 13 years old. Another young woman who claims to have recruited the 13 yr old for Epstein corroborated the charge.

            Another made the claim in a court deposition.

            The third, whom trump lied about ever meeting, was backed by two friends who claim the rape accuser told them of the assault at the time.

            Don’t get me wrong. It was trump’s best speech evah, but it sucked. It was as if he was forced to read it and it was littered with errors that had to be cleaned up today.

            An aside: We all should understand that the stock market is not the economy, although trump crows about the gains. Right now the market is up 9% since trump took office. The market will recover, but when.

            In the same amount of time from the depths of the Great Recession, President Obama’s leadership saw a 70% increase in the market.

        • Bill589 says:

          Troll Elwood – You are starting to sound as scared as your Swamp masters.
          Your routine lying betrays you.

    • formwiz says:

      No, insisting on something that’s a lie is not a mature response.

      And people have been ticked about not so much the throwaway culture, although that’s also an issue, but planned obsolescence for about 50 years.

      The issue is that some corporations think they can keep people on the hook by saying, “Buy American”, but people still keep buying Japanese and Korean because their stuff lasts.

      So you’re either lying or you have no clue.

      The two are not mutually exclusive.

      • Kye says:

        You got it formwiz. I’d love to “buy American” if they would make shit here.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Kye is right. Our economic elites have been sending US manufacturing overseas because of lower wages and lax regulations. More profit, less pay to US workers – a win-win for the wealthy and US corporations.

          • Bill589 says:

            Troll Elwood – And Donald is fixing this problem.
            God bless our Republic, Donald and all other patriots.

    • Bill589 says:

      Troll Elwood. Let’s be honest; you hate and lie constantly here.

  3. formwiz says:

    You’re descending into madness. So like your god-king trump, you take creative credit for common idioms? Whata maroon.

    No, but Teach doesn’t say IOW.

    I’ve never been accused of raping anyone except by the shit-for-brains crew drowning here in the Cove.

    Contributing to the delinquency, etc. Was that the charge? liljeffy says he looked you up and I take his word over yours.

    When was VP Biden accused of raping a child, except by you.

    Every time he grabs some little girl when it’s clear she doesn’t want to be grabbed, especially by him, Zippy’s assassination insurance or not.

    And, yes, that can be construed as assault. Weinstein got 23 years for it.

    On the other hand President Donald J. Trump has been accused by 3 women of rape. One went to the trouble to sue trump for damages for when she claims he raped her in the presence of known (now dead) pedophile Epstein when she was just 13 years old. Another young woman who claims to have recruited the 13 yr old for Epstein corroborated the charge.

    Went to court? I take it she lost. Scratch one charge.

    In this country, you have to prove it.

    Another made the claim in a court deposition.

    People lie in depositions all the time. Look at all those phony hate crimes that get busted.

    The third, whom trump lied about ever meeting, was backed by two friends who claim the rape accuser told them of the assault at the time.

    Hearsay.

    Don’t get me wrong. It was trump’s best speech evah, but it sucked. It was as if he was forced to read it and it was littered with errors that had to be cleaned up today.

    It has? What, pray tell, are they?

    I’ll tell you one statement he’s made that’s been backed up by an “expert”. Remember how the NBA said it was going to cancel the rest of the season?

    I mean, Heavens to Murgatroyd, how would we last the winter without LeBum and those endless tributes to Kobe?

    Well, some “expert” just said they should only close for (are you ready?) TWO WEEKS, just the regular quarantine, but here we are talking about money.

    An aside: We all should understand that the stock market is not the economy, although trump crows about the gains. Right now the market is up 9% since trump took office. The market will recover, but when.

    But when the markets shot up after Trump was elected after 8 years of Zippy, all the Lefties said it was Trump’s economy.

    In the same amount of time from the depths of the Great Recession, President Obama’s leadership saw a 70% increase in the market.

    What leadership? He played golf and went on vaca.

    And 70% of 700 is less than 70% of 1000. The markets were low when Zippy came in. They went up a bit and then stagnated.

  4. formwiz says:

    The 2 weeks article is here.

    I guess all those sponsors weren’t consulted.

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    President Obama played less golf and took fewer vacation days than trump and the markets gained steadily. Now it looks like another meltdown could be on the horizon. Let’s hope not.

    Lil lied about a lot of stuff and made many libelous claims about child molestation which he strangely dropped after a short while (LOL). And where has Lil gone??? There was a post that mimicked his style from a Rodney Lankford/Fuller as I recall, but then Lil just disappeared.

    Trump shut down all travel from Europe except in countries he has resorts, and it turns out it wasn’t all travel but just foreign nationals. He also claimed that all trade and cargo would be stopped which was also untrue and had to be corrected. Do you only watch FOX news and read conservablogs? There’s a whole real world out there.

    So if trump is innocent until proven guilty, why isn’t VP Biden? That’s rhetorical.

    • Bill589 says:

      Troll Elwood has to lie. The truth all supports the Right.
      Check history.
      Obama hurt our Republic.
      Donald is restoring it.

    • formwiz says:

      President Obama played less golf and took fewer vacation days than trump and the markets gained steadily. Now it looks like another meltdown could be on the horizon. Let’s hope not.

      No, the markets stagnated after ’10. And your glee at the country’s possible, but highly unlikely, misfortune is noted and recorded.

      Sure didn’t seem like it. Seems like every day we saw Zippy on the links. Sure you’ve got you figures right? You know how you get things all backwards.

      Lil lied about a lot of stuff and made many libelous claims about child molestation which he strangely dropped after a short while (LOL). And where has Lil gone??? There was a post that mimicked his style from a Rodney Lankford/Fuller as I recall, but then Lil just disappeared.

      Maybe he took advantage of the paranoia and went on a Caribbean cruise. Norwegian offers a nice 14 day one.

      And Lank’s style is nothing like liljeffy’s, but every time you try to ROLCON, it’s painfully obvious.

      One dimensional minds have that problem.

      Trump shut down all travel from Europe except in countries he has resorts, and it turns out it wasn’t all travel but just foreign nationals. He also claimed that all trade and cargo would be stopped which was also untrue and had to be corrected. Do you only watch FOX news and read conservablogs? There’s a whole real world out there.

      Yes, but you don’t live in it.

      And Trump didn’t include Britain because they’re containment measures are only second to ours, so they can be trusted.

      As for cargo, it was clearly in the speech, so it was part of the agreed-upon program, but, since I can’t find an actual transcript of the address for all the analyses of how wrong it was, I can only operate on the presumption it was thought the script may have been a tad misleading, so Trump, only a few minutes later issued a clarification.

      So, until I can find a verbatim transcript, I’ll go on your record and say you, as Fake News has told you to do, are lying.

      So if trump is innocent until proven guilty, why isn’t VP Biden? That’s rhetorical.

      The word (and God knows I used it often enough) evidence ring any bells?

      We have all manner of pictures of Gropin’ Joe walking up behind little girls and sniffing their hair.

      Of course, when Dubya walked up behind Angie Merkel at one of the G-whatever meetings and gave her an impromptu neck rub, all the future MeTooers screamed bloody murder, so if it apples to Dubya, it applies to Obiden-Bama.

  6. David D says:

    In the same amount of time from the depths of the Great Recession, President Obama’s leadership saw a 70% increase in the market.

    BUT ELWOOD……THIS IS OBAMA’S ECONOMY. Remember?

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