Marx wrote:Ignoring the amount of resources & transportation that goes into making the things.
Considering most Australians are now upgrading cars every 4 yrs, it hardly seems worth putting so much effort into such a short term disposable item.
Did you stop to think that the cars aren't actually being scrapped after 4 years?
Yes, they accumulate at a greater rate. The ones ‘sold-on’ need additional toxic chemicals to keep going (oil, battery acid, coolants, rubber, plastics, asbestos) , & with every extra ‘cheap’ car, the opportunity to opt into car ownership & use becomes greater & easier. It’ll get to a point that it’ll be far easier to drive a block in a car, than it is to walk a block in your shoes .
(And car wreakers are a wastelands of toxic chemicals, even redeveloping old wreaking yards usually required soil treatments etc)
Just a bike & a place to ride.