Many of us share a general dissatisfaction with excess and waste, as these principles contribute to ecological devastation and societal upheaval. However, if you want detailed insight into the consumer system and how it affects the world, it would be to your interest to watch a well-constructed video, The Story of Stuff.
This is an illustrated commentary on how resources become products and ultimately trash, and what injustices occur along the way. In essence, it illustrates our linear system of materialism on a finite planet in need of a cyclical operating plan. Some startling statistics that highlight this video’s focus are that 70 cans of trash are produced for every one can of trash you fill at your home, and if the world consumed at the rate of the United States, we would need three to five Earths to sustain us.
This is a rebuke of the prevalent American mindset. Ultimately we tend to work jobs we don’t like to buy things we don’t need to impress people with artificial measures. Please check out TheStory of Stuff.
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