The Story of Stuff
Our consumerist society relies on production rates that are completely unsustainable for our planet. Every step in the production chain negatively affects the Earth, from the manufacturing of goods to their distribution, consumption, and disposal. Annie Leonard analyses every step in the entire process, highlighting everything that does not work, everything that is bad for the environment, and everything that makes us unhealthy and unhappy. The human and environmental costs of consumerism should push us to look for new solutions, and the author suggests that they should all be based on one objective: to consume less. The Story of Stuff is based on Leonard’s 2007 animated documentary of the same name.