It amazes me that in the western world we are now frequently being urged to conserve resources, yet we now have a much higher dump-and-buy-new mentality than ever before.
Government is one of the worst offenders. At one govt. office in a town near me they did a full refurbishment job about 5 years ago -- New desks and chairs, all new signs, new wiring, the works.
I went by there a few weeks ago and there were signs up saying the office was closed for refurbishment. I saw it again last week, and the whole place has been changed yet again. What a waste -- Of both resources and