Planned Obsolescence

"A Load of Rubbish" -- The Checkout, 2013, 5:57 --

Set within the context of Australia, this video does a good job detailing the philosophy of planned obsolescence. This tactic, used by many companies (most notably Apple), is to purposefully design products to fail or otherwise become unusable, forcing the consumer to buy another (usually updated) product. While the technology may have changed since 2013, this practice is still widespread in the industry, resulting in enormous quantities of waste. 

From the video's description: Julian Morrow looks at Obsolescence.....printers, razors, light-bulbs, washing machines and even Apples - products that are designed to be thrown away, and marketing that's designed to make you not want them.