Underutilization of second-hand equipment


Considerable and increasing quantities of second-hand equipment become available every year in advanced industrial countries. Although it may no longer be economic to employ such equipment in the conditions (such as a particular industrial sector in a developed country) under which it was previously used, it might still be used to economic advantage under different conditions (such as in a developing country). Nevertheless, such resources tend to be ignored in favour of the purchase of new equipment.

Inadequate equipment
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST