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Planned Obsolescence

Description

Planned obsolescence is a strategy where a company makes a product obsolete by design. Planned obsolescence was created so that consumers are drawn to purchase a new model or version of a product from the same company. Though oftentimes, it is less about “being drawn” and more about forcing the consumer to make the purchase. This Material Supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #8, #12, #14, and #15.   Invigorating sustainability impacts with talent pool training.
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What I will learn?

  • What is planned obsolescence? 
  • Bathtub curve
  • Brief History 
  • Cultural or Perceived Obsolescence
  • Programmed Obsolescence 
  • Right-to-repair

Course Curriculum

Video Training and Ready-To-Share Resources
Test your knowledge of Planned Obsolescence.

  • What is Planned Obsolescence?
    01:43
  • The Bathtub Curve
    02:04
  • A Brief History
    03:57
  • Three Types of Planned Obsolescence
    07:47
  • What can you do?
    02:41
  • Planned Obsolescence Knowledge Check

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Reem K
4 months ago
If you ever wondered why new gadgets do not last as much as old ones did, please take this course and build upon its calls-to-actions.

Planned obsolescence is a little-known, major contributor to the global waste problem that deserves to be publicly exposed.

This course is a fit complement for the E-Waste course.
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Course level:Intermediate
Course Duration: 25m
Last Updated:September 17, 2023

Material Includes

  • Video Training Module
  • Knowledge Check Quiz
  • Presentation Slide Deck and Template
  • PDF Report and Template
  • Social Media Posts and Templates

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