When you shift from selling a product to selling the service it provides you can avoid the impulse for planned obsolescence (iphone) and instead design and aim for longevity & adaptability. If you manufacture and lease a tool, your expertise is channeled toward a more sustainable outcome.
Only 1 percent of material flows in the US economy ends up in, and is still being used within, products six months after their sale. Hawken and his colleagues reckon that so-called developed economies are less than 10 percent as efficient as the laws of physics allow. – John Thacka, [...]