I was recently made aware of this video about the manufacture and consumption patterns in modern society.  It makes a very strong statement about the damaging effects of today’s throw-away society.  I have embedded the video below but found a higher quality version along with good companion materials at its home website, www.storyofstuff.com

The video has been criticized for advocating completely against capitalistic principles, but I don’t think that is the goal of the video.  It raises some very valid points and if we can all do a little, it will go a long way.  One point I thought was astounding, was that 99% of all goods and materials manufactured are thrown away within 6 months of purchase.  The video last approximately 20 minutes.

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-9153550196656656736&hl=en&fs=true

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