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NO. 53 Built to Fail 注定失败?

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Seeif you can guess: how much electronic waste is thrown away every year globally?Is it…

a)420 tonnes

b)4.2 million tonnes

c)42 million tonnes

 

1

Gizmo (小玩意儿;小装置) – nice word. Agizmo is a small piece of technology – otherwise called a gadget (a smalltool or device that does sth useful).

 

2

Let'shear first from Professor Tim Cooper who is an expert in sustainable (合理利用的;可持续的) consumptionand production at Nottingham Trent University in the UK.

3

Nowthey know that if there was a screw (螺丝) there,the consumer could easily, when that screen cracks, which is obviously a verycommon problem with mobile phones, unscrew (拧下…的螺丝;起开,拧开) itand put a new screen on.

4

That'spartly because mobile phones' screens are glued (粘合;粘牢) onrather than screwed on.

5

Hethinks that generally, people have lowered their expectations (降低期望) whenit comes to how long things should last.

6

Andwe don't see electrical products as an investment in the same way that peopleused to. We now worry that what we buy today will become obsolete (淘汰的;废弃的) tomorrow.

7  throwaway 用后丢弃的;一次性使用的

Hecalls it a "throwaway culture". 丢弃文化




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