The Story of Stuff is an online documentary about all of the stuff we get. It clearly advocates from some strong points-of-view, but it is well made and fun…you may also learn something from it. For instance, did you know that only 1% of the goods consumed through our current economic production system are still in use after 6 months. That is frightening. Here’s the description from the Web site:
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. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. 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.