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.