Household example for planned obsolescence

The pepper mill (left) is obviously designed so that the container can be refilled and hence the mill be reused. On the contrary, the designers of the salt mill (right) thought differently. The top is not screwed on the glass container, but clicked onto it. Hence, it is designed to be thrown away. What a shame! Why do not regulatory bodies check for planned obsolescence before allowing a product to be sold in Europe (i.e., within the process of checking for CE labeling). I guess that is what we call „planned obsolescence“.

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