M E M O
3 / 6 / 2013
To: Third World
Subj: Reusing "waste" materials from OECD Bosses
Dear Third World:
Your relationship is very important to us. Please take note of the following memo to reduce need for escalation of conflict resolution in reuse, repair and recycling chains.
It has come to our attention that you are recycling raw materials sourced, as "waste", from our rich nations. This was acceptable in the past, but we have new management directives for you, based on recent status updates.
Evidently, some nations importing raw materials are salvaging manufactured goods and repairing them for direct reuse and resale. This began with Japan Victrola Corporation (JVC) ninety years ago, and led to JVC's reuse of victrola systems from RCA, which eventually led to full scale development of the nation of Japan, and eventually, an increased sense of Japanese self-autonomy, descending into World War II.
While we greatly value the mining and refined content of the new products we sell, and accept recycled content as a "green" innovation, we must draw the line at reuse and refurbishment of our product.
Based on past precedents, reuse and repair of products made in first world countries has sometimes led to reduced purchases of our goods in "good enough" markets. Self sufficiency, through repair and reuse, will break the chain of our relationships with mining and resource rich nations in the third world.
In order to preserve the important relationships rich countries have engendered with consumer nations, we have taken unilateral steps to seize used goods purchased by Africans and other emerging markets, shipped from ports in the European Union and other OECD nations.
Please, respect the relationships we have developed. The role of the developed nations is to brand and resell to your nations at an added value which allows us to source raw materials from your mines. Self sufficiency, through reuse and repair, sets a dangerous example which will threaten the growth of our super rich original equipment manufacturing (who outsource assembly to you as well) corporations.
First World Management