A throwaway economy harms more than the natural environment. It also harms our mental environment.
A engaging show at the Perth Festival is an homage to obsolete objects - pen knives, blotting paper, inkwells, the handwritten letter, telegrams - and a meditation on time.
The Swedish government is rewarding repair work with a tax break to stop people buying unnecessary new products.
Australia is among the world's top ten users of electronic and electrical products. But our systems for recycling the resulting 'e-waste' fall a long way short of other rich nations.