Forget Protection Plans - Meet the Disposal Plan

Someday in the not-too-distant future I predict that consumers will have to pay a fee for the disposal of the electronics and consumer goods that they purchase. I suspect electronics with components or accessories such as nickel cadmium batteries and other items that are dangerous to the environment and even more important expensive to dispose of safely will have to pay an environmental impact fee. 

pyramid and sphynx at night Those fees could be very expensive. It wouldn't surprise me a bit for the insurance industry to enter the picture and provide disposal insurance for consumers when they purchase products. We already have Protection Plans to repair or replace the whiz bangs and gizmo's why not another plan to put the product in the ground. 

After all today people can buy Funeral Insurance which is in essence a form of disposal insurance for your body. So why couldn't the insurance company extend that disposal capability to the products that those bodies use.

It's not exactly a new concept, ancient peoples have disposed of their goods with their persons for many hundreds if not thousands of years.  In some cases, they created great big pyramids to hold all of their stuff even.

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