December 2, 2007
A man in the audience who owns three cars asks the panel:
Should I buy a new car or should I continue to run the old one?
And gives the answer himself:
Actually, I should run the old one, at least fo another 250,000 kilometres. Why? Because over that period it will pollute as much as the new car when it’s being manufactured.
Stephan Singer from WWF fiercely contradicts:
I would advise you to buy a new car, but
definitelythat doesn’t mean you have to throw away all your old equipment immediately. (…) A lifecycle analysis will tell you that the energy consumed is much higher then the energy used in manufacturing.
Listen to more on the video.
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