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If It's Still Useful, Don't Dump It!

Written by Luis Flores · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 6 July 2014 @ 19:00 pm | No Comments

In Citizen Media, Environment, Quick Reads, Spain, Spanish, Western Europe

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Image [1] by manuelherran [2] on flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. [3]

On the blog Esturirafi [4] [es], biologist Rut Abrain [5] writes frequently about her environment-related thoughts and advise. This time [6] [es], she blogs about the issue of obsolence [7] and shares tips to fight against it:

Se llama obsolescencia a “la planificación o programación de la vida útil de un producto o servicio de modo que –tras un período calculado por el fabricante o la empresa– dicho producto se torne obsoleto e inútil”.

We know as obsolescence the “planning or programming of a product or service lifespan that –after a períod estimated by the manufacturer or the firm– that product becomes obsolete and useless.”

To reduce the pollution caused by obsolence, the main thing is to avoid consumerism [8], to keep on using your products that still work and to repair them instead of replacing them.

You can follow Rut on her blog and on Twitter [9].

This post was part of the ninth #LunesDeBlogsGV [10] [Monday of blogs on GV] on June 30, 2014.

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[1] Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/13342475@N02/2093176867

[2] manuelherran: https://www.flickr.com/photos/13342475@N02/

[3] CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.es

[4] Esturirafi: http://esturirafi.blogspot.com.es/

[5] Rut Abrain: http://esturirafi.blogspot.com.es/p/sobre-mi_16.html

[6] This time: http://esturirafi.blogspot.com.es/2014/06/comprar-tirar-y-vuelta-empezar.html

[7] obsolence: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsolescence

[8] consumerism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumerism

[9] Twitter: https://twitter.com/esturirafi

[10] #LunesDeBlogsGV: http://es.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/30/comparte-tus-posts-con-global-voices-lunesdeblogsgv/

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