Wed, 18 Feb 2015

Throwaway society

The Discovery programme on BBC World service broadcast an episode on the throwaway society on 2015-02-16:

Hundreds of millions of computers, mobile phones and televisions are thrown away every year around the world. In this week’s Discovery Gaia Vince will be looking at the reasons behind this rapidly growing mountain of electronic waste and asking, who is responsible? The manufacturers or the consumers? When our gadgets break, maybe we should just be repairing them. And Gaia attends a party where people are fixing stuff for themselves.

The half hour programme can be listened to on the BBC Radio Player.

Some of the interviews were recorded at a Hackney Restart Party. My interview starts at 19:21.

Bootnote: Other blog posts about The Restart Project:

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