You’re probably listening to this podcast on a device that’s deliberately designed to break in not very long and will be nigh on impossible to tinker with when it does.

Gone are the days when a bit of blu-tack and a fair wind ensured your prized possessions outlasted most relationships. We live in a world restless to upgrade our shiny new things to shinier, newier things. Why is that? What does it mean for the planet? Might there be – perhaps surprisingly – some environmental upsides?

Clever person Duncan McCann from the New Economics Foundation talks to us about the ‘right to repair’ and reveals the inhoffery that goes on in the electronics sector. Read his splendid blog on the subject here:

Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme music by the legendary Dicky Moore – @dickymoo. Sustainababble logo by the splendid Arthur Stovell. Eco-guff performed by Arabella.

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