'Use and throw' or 'maintain and use'?In our house we have a large inventory of household items, gadgets, old furniture, old things not working properly etc. We may like to replace them especially during festival times so that house bears a new look.
We are in an age of consumerism and companies are happily spreading the message 'Use and throw' and they also welcome our attitude of throwing the old and not-working items and bring the new ones which are dazzling in their showrooms and shop windows. They are extending schemes for special discounts and replacement discounts or free coupons and many other lucrative propositions.
If we see minutely there are so many things in the house which can be repaired or got repaired with little efforts and are as good as new except the outer look and shining. They will work for quite some time and when they have given a good service and are in a bad condition then only they are to be discarded. Another thing is many times we have the items in the house but due to change in the fashion or designs we discard them and bring the new ones. This is also a thing which increases the availability of duplicate items in the house.
So some people believe in use and throw and do not bother for repairs or limiting the duplicate items in the house. However there are some who get the things repaired, use them optimally and discard only after considerable period.
What do you think? Do you believe in 'Use and throw' or 'Maintain and use'?