Did some of your electronic stuff ever broke just after few years? Don't worry about repairing it. Just chuck it in the bin and get a new one. It's cheaper anyway, it's all part of the plan.
'Pyramids of Waste' also known as the "Lightbulb Conspiracy' is the story of an outrageous and very common trick of manufactures: Planned obsolence.
The story starts in the 1920s with the replacement of long lasting lightbulbs with bulbs not lasting longer than 1000 hours to generate more sales. Today the wastefulness reached new dimensions with stretches the resources of our planet to the limit.
This is an intereresting documentary to watch which has just been released in 2010 and will hopefully last for long. Watch the whole film here.