Consumerism

  • Define the terms consumerism and planned obsolescence, giving an example of each.
  • Describe one product or service and explain how planned obsolescence is incorporated into its design. Note: Try to not use the same product or service that a classmate has already used in a previous post.
  • What role do you think planned obsolescence may play in contributing to environmental waste?
  • Which ethical theories and/or perspectives help to address the challenge of consumer-based environmental waste?