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The evolution of Shelf Life

Shelf Life

Did you know that a lot of food items we have in our kitchens can be kept a much longer time that what is written on the package?

Are you aware of the concept of Planned Obsolescence and how such economic and psychological mechanisms affect our consumption of electronics but also our wardrobes?

This graph from Still Tasty can give you a little idea of how things have evolved with time, with a fun focus on video games and phone technologies, and obviously the concept of time itself it seems has changed, too. Do we really need to pay the full price for the latest iPad or a pair of sneakers, just because they are new?

Check what you own, re-assess your needs, and systematically question what you see and what you hear. This will make you then a more responsible consumer.

Source: "Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide"

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