Have you any actual experience of the product development process, manufacturing or even businesses that sell to the consumer or end user? That has customers.
If you cannot sell your product you have no cash to make payroll and you are out of business.
If you cannot sell products that survive in the market place, people dont keep buying your product but your competitors, you eventually go out of business. Your employees lose their jobs.
Over the last 100 years huge amounts of data has been collected on customers preferences, how they change over time, product use, product preferences etc. The two most important numbers are how much people are willing to pay for a product of a certain quality, and how long will a product be used before being replaced. The both change over time. Both going lower over time due to increasing affluence and technological improvement.
The longer a product design lifetime the more expensive it is. Due to capacitor rot and related problems a 30 year powers supply is at least 5 times more expensive that a 10 year power supply. Because removing a few cheap capacitors with something that will last much longer is actually very expensive. Now when that power supply is coupled with a consumer product whose typical market lifespan is ten years…
And so on.
The problem with all “Green” regulations is that they are the result of a political ideology held overwhelming my affluent middle class self-righteous busy bodies who have little or no understanding of large parts of the modern economy, technology, or even science for that matter. And the Law of Unintended Consequences is completely beyond them.
The Greens/Ecos pass laws and regulations which actually make consumer products more fragile and with shorter effective life times. And the consumer product manufacturers build exactly to those regulations. Its not the consumer product manufacturers fault I cannot buy a new washing machine that will last 30 plus years, washes effectively, and is easy to repair. It is completely due to government green regulations. Which is why my next washing machine will be a refurbished old one. Made when manufacturers could still build purely to engineering specs, not some crank politically motivated regulations.
Actually thinking back over the last four decades I cannot think of one single regulation or law passed purely for Green/Eco reasons where I thought - “now thats a good idea.” Its always been - how fucking stupid are these people. Every single reg was head-shakingly stupid and always caused unintended problems down the line.
Here is a perfect example which will be in the news again soon. The Green / Ecos ultras decided that all man set fires in California needed permits and environmental impact reports. Even though the landscape was manged by man-set first for at least 7 thousand years. Because of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions were “evil”. Result almost all controlled burns ended (impossible / too expensive to get permits) and two decades later large parts of the state now burn every year during the dry season and most of the state has the worst air quality in almost 100 years. And the biggest single loss of old growth forest and valuable ecological areas in over 140 years. With no end in sight because it will take decades to undo the damage done by the “green” regulations.
And the point is? Green/ Eco politics and every regulation and law it creates has the same catastrophic long effect as that other ideology of collective stupidly, Marxism. Good intentions and nothing else, always causes mayhem. One way or another.