Why is increasing the number of landfills with new cars
• Why is increasing the number of landfills with new cars
Going in the California desert, you can find a huge junkyard area. However, it is notable is not that, and that made up her mostly cars that are in good, and sometimes even excellent condition. How did it happen so that these cars are useless to anyone under the scorching sun, destroying a paint and body? The answer to this question is quite simple and sad.
In this case, we are talking specifically about the dump car company Volkswagen, which has found itself in the center of controversy in 2015. After the test car new series revealed that their diesel engines do not meet the environmental regulations of the countries of the West. Machinery actually thrown ten times more exhaust gases with respect to the figures that were given in the technical documentation. As a result, supervisory authorities have made only one conclusion: Volkswagen company intentionally provide false information in order to save on the environmental requirements.
Interesting fact: in the course of the trial around the Volkswagen, which was called "Dizelgeyt" it was found that all environmental standards does not correspond to more than 11 million vehicles the company.
In order to remedy the situation somehow (and of course to save his reputation), Volkswagen German company had to take all the cars from owners and return the money to them. In total, the parking-dumps to send more than 350 thousand cars. One of these landfills is just located in the desert, in California. However, it is far from the only one. Only in Volkswagen is not less than 34 landfills with new cars.
If now Volkswagen is still more or less clear - the guys wanted to save and played unfairly and paid for that, then everything is much harder and sadder with other companies. The fact that such a dump of new cars is not really an exception, and practice. Moreover, they appear not only due to any scandals. For example, Citroen and Nissan companies also have similar landfills. And all because the manufacturers are faced with overproduction. New models appear so quickly and in such numbers that the enterprise does not have time to sell earlier. As a result, a completely new and nice cars rotting in the open air useless.
The company General Motors in this regard, there is a special cynicism. Land for landfills are bought in advance. So as to throw the extra car often turns out easier than to dispose of them or try to implement. Going crisis of overproduction due to unreasonably high prices, the fall in purchasing power of the population, as well as too rapid emergence of new models of products. A wonderful example of how the capitalist system is wasted consumption of natural and human resources in order to create useless (or inaccessible) the benefits of civilization.
Note: The self-manufacturing companies often make such dumps secret, but to hide from "Google Maps" is becoming quite difficult in our time.
The saddest thing is that a significant portion of the car stood on such dumps are not waiting for anything. At best, they will be disposed of by going to the press. However, utilization in the conditions of the capitalist economy - it is not always a profitable business. This means that the majority of good-quality machines and will be at the mercy of Mother Nature.