The Story of Stuff

Do you ever wonder where your stuff comes from & where it goes when you dispose of it?  From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. If every country consumed at America’s rate, we would need 3-5 planets to sustain our habits. But guess what? We only have one.

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. Environmental activist Annie Leonard presents an in-depth and easily digestible review of our word’s terribly broken trash system. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

Released in 2007, the clip now has over 15 million views and counting and is one of the most watched environmental-themed online movies of all time.

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