Living Investment wrote a piece on the transient “Throw Away” society that we live in. Things are replaced to most up to date technology and whatever is old is thrown away. Some examples of this in our modern day lives are very clear:

Mobiles phones are upgraded on the dot every 2 years, if not more frequently.
“Old” buildings get torn down and new ones are built (some maybe only 40 years old or much less)
We use plastic bags for shopping instead of rattan baskets.
We use plastic containers for takeaway instead of tiffin boxes.
Old equipment are thrown away and new ones are brought in.

Our pace of life is SO quick, almost nothing stays the same. The things that do stay the same? They are prone to disappearing very very soon. The question whether it is worthwhile saving the history and heritage of something is a different …