Stop Planned Obsolescence (or HOP, after their French name Halte à l’Obsolescence Programmée) is a French organization committed to “promoting alternative economic models around reuse, repair and recycling”. In addition to conducting public awareness campaigns and advocating for policy changes such as public funding for repair training programs, HOP is currently using France’s existing ban on planned obsolescence to file a legal complaint against Apple, Inc, for deliberately slowing down its devices to induce people to buy the latest models. In the past, HOP has also taken legal action against printer manufacturers for deliberately shortening the life of print cartridges. Read more at www.halteobsolescence.org (website in French).
Category: Sharing & Repairing