How can US law support longer product lifespans?

dc.contributor.authorWhite, Philip B.
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Dallin
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-22T08:24:50Z
dc.date.available2022-09-22T08:24:50Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.description.abstractThis research sought to identify the parts of the legal system in the United States directly influence the lifespans and capacity for repair of manufactured consumer hardgoods. For this, we sorted through the network of statutes and regulations on the federal level and in the fifty states, noting unique characteristics of the US legal system from an international perspective. We also identified the actors that make US statutes and standards. Our secondary research reviewed the statutes, standards and correlated economic and legal literature, and our primary research surveyed lawyers who provide counsel to manufacturers that sell consumer products in the United States. That research revealed the longstanding acceptance of planned obsolescence in mainstream economic theory and a wellestablished range of product warranties. The work brought into focus the powerful role that product warranties take in US commerce that can be leveraged to support longer product lifespans and greater product repair. In the near-term, consumer-friendly state legislatures are the most probable part of the government that would create new regulations on product lifespans. More proactive antitrust enforcement could also reduce collusion between competing companies to lower product lifespans.en
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-7983-3125-9
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/17523
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-16304
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartof10.14279/depositonce-9253
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subject.ddc500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematiken
dc.subject.ddc600 Technik, Technologieen
dc.subject.ddc300 Sozialwissenschaftenen
dc.subject.otherplanned obsolescenceen
dc.subject.otherproduct lifespanen
dc.subject.otherproduct regulationen
dc.subject.otherproduct repairen
dc.subject.otherproduct warranteeen
dc.titleHow can US law support longer product lifespans?en
dc.typeConference Objecten
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.editorNissen, Nils F.
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.editorJaeger-Erben, Melanie
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameUniversitätsverlag der TU Berlinen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceBerlinen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pageend854
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pagestart849
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.proceedingstitlePLATE – Product lifetimes and the environment : 3rd PLATE Conference, September 18–20, 2019 Berlin, Germany
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tub.affiliationFak. 4 Elektrotechnik und Informatik>Inst. Hochfrequenz- und Halbleiter-Systemtechnologien>FG Transdisziplinäre Nachhaltigkeitsforschung in der Elektronik
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 4 Elektrotechnik und Informatik
tub.affiliation.groupFG Transdisziplinäre Nachhaltigkeitsforschung in der Elektronik
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Hochfrequenz- und Halbleiter-Systemtechnologien
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionUniversitätsverlag der TU Berlinen
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