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In order to reduce waste and fight back against our ‘disposable’ society by making the cost of repairing an item more appealing than buying something new, a proposal made to Swedish parliament in 2016 calls for tax breaks to be given when people hire a professional to repair things like shoes, clothes, bikes, and home appliances. Source Source 2

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This is torturous electricity
Between both of us. And this is dangerous
Cause I want you so much
But I hate your guts.
                                             ~Landfill, Daughter
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E.T. cartridges found in infamous Atari landfill

Evidently, Atari did bury its biggest mistake in the New Mexico desert.

Excavators have found copies of the 1982 Atari 2600 cartridge E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial — a notorious flop blamed for console gaming’s collapse a year later — in a dig at an Alamagordo, N.M. landfill on Saturday.

The highly publicized dig, which will be the subject of an upcoming documentary, appears to confirm the story that Atari dumped thousands of unsold E.T. cartridges at the site more than 30 years ago.

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1983 Atari Burial To Be Excavated

Plans to make a documentary will soon put urban legend to rest when game developer Fuel Industries will attempt to unearth the legendary remains of the E.T. Atari game cartridge mass burial of 1983. This week, the Alamogordo city council approved a contract to allow Fuel Industries six months to dig up the landfill. Oh the anticipation!

via: NPR