The Story of Stuff
The Story of Stuff How Our Obsession With Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health--and A Vision for Change By Leonard, Annie Book - 2010

I had been sent the original video and superficially watched it understanding that it explained that most western people wasted an awfjul lot of "stuff". I read the book in more depth and appreciate that the forces of corporations are overwhelming. They have co-opted part of the green story with less than green results. One example is re-cycling which is really one of the least important. We make products for temporary use and then discard. We need to re-use more products and better yet design them for much longer use. This goes against the economic dictate that we must always grow. Although we have not reached nature's limits we have stepped over a line that will be hard to reverse. A lot of food for thought.

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