Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Why is all this trash allowed to be manufactured?


Recommended Posts

Is it just me or does it seem that there is an aweful lot of just garbage products being manufactured? What is the point of a one time use version of a multi use item. Example is dollar stire headphones. You may get one or two uses but then they break r fall apart. They go strait to the trash. Crayons that are so waxy they dont color, chalk thats so cheap it just crumbles. Sure it is a crayon or a piece of chalk but it isnt functional the way it should be. Whats the point? Do you think there should be higher quality standards for all these items being made just for the sake of making stuff?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sign in to your Green Blog account and get an ad-free experience.

Of course there should be higher quality standards and packaging should be minimized or at least from sustainable sources. But this is not possible under capitalism because all that matters is the rate of profit, they want to maximize profits will minimal regulation.

So much junk gets sent through my letter box, it's such a waste!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Of course there should be higher quality standards and packaging should be minimized or at least from sustainable sources. But this is not possible under capitalism because all that matters is the rate of profit, they want to maximize profits will minimal regulation.

So much junk gets sent through my letter box, it's such a waste!

I am on every do not mail list. I rarely get unsolocited mail anymore except from Geico. They would be a very rich company if they didnt mail me 2 of the same letter 3 times a week.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am on every do not mail list. I rarely get unsolocited mail anymore except from Geico. They would be a very rich company if they didnt mail me 2 of the same letter 3 times a week.

We have a 'No advertising leaflets or free newspapers' sign on a door but we still receive unwanted post, albeit much less than before. Posting leaflets is relatively cheap advertising for businesses, that's why they do it. Most of the junk mail I receive is from Indian restaurants, they don't have the money to pay for TV commercials so they post junk instead.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well in the dollar store example people are just trying to muddle through as best they can. Sure the earphones purchased aren't long for this world, but at least they work for a time and they only cost a dollar. If you need a set to get through a school assignment what do you honestly care if they work only once or twice?

Looking at the larger picture the world is made of the Haves and the Havenots. The Haves can cheerfully afford to pay exoberiant prices for goods, but the Havenots need affordable items. Therefore you have items that are poor in quality, but are common enough and cheap enough to meet the needs of the less fortunate. It sucks for the environment perhaps, but that is more the result of a culture of thoughtlessness rather then malice.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audience is coming from. To find out more, please read our Privacy Policy. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.