Maintenance / Repair / Recycling

What are the problems of our exchange society in maintenance, repair, recycling?

Perhaps one of the sectors most affected by the financial system, maintenance, repair and recycling have become huge businesses. Heavily enriched by programmed obsolescence and over-consumption,this sector is highly dependent on the design capabilities of engineers who are driven by profitability.

What are the benefits of a sharing society in maintenance, repair, recycling?