WASTE – product destruction, recycling

see also > Plastics -infinite-plastic-meets-systemic-inelasticity

product destruction

independent.co.uk/ 24/6/2021 Greta Thunberg blasts Amazon for destroying thousands of unsold items in a week: ‘Something is fundamentally wrong’ – ‘If you have a system where this possible — and even profitable — that’s a clear sign that something is fundamentally wrong’ Celine Wadhera


itv.com/ 21/6/2021-06-21/amazon-destroying-millions-of-items-of-unsold-stock-in-one-of-its-uk-warehouses-every-year-itv-news-investigation-finds Richard Pallot


https://www.intouch-quality.com/ 2018 WHICH PRODUCT DESTRUCTION METHOD IS RIGHT FOR YOUR DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS? By Samantha Lim

But what are you supposed to do with defective products you don’t want to sell, or can’t sell, to your customers? When you’ve exhausted all other options, including product rework, should you just tell your supplier, “I don’t want these products,” and let them deal with them?

Blindly trusting your supplier to dispose of your rejected goods usually isn’t a good idea. You’d be risking customer complaints, loss of intellectual property (IP) and even legal liability if your supplier chooses to sell your rejected products behind your back on the grey market.

You might be tempted to just stomp up and down on your defective products to release some frustration. But there are a number of more effective destruction methods available to you (relatedTotal Product Destruction: The Importer’s Guide [eBook]). So let’s take a look at how to decide on a total product destruction method that’s best for you and how you can verify it’s effective.


recycling

ft.com/ 10/9/2021 Electronic waste — what can designers do? – Old mobile phones, laptops, tablets — as the global e-waste mountain gets higher practical solutions are required – by Andrew Dickson