The Story Of Stuff

This 20 minute video, called The Story Of Stuff guides us through the journey of creating those gadgets that we’re so fond of.

Presented by Annie Leonard, 20 minutes of her voice constantly gets a little irritating (variation would have been nice), but she does a hell of a job explaining the production system in a simple and informative way. Also it’s interesting to listen about planned obsolesence – how companies design their products not to last long, but long enough for the consumer to have faith in their brand so they buy another one…

It’s quite US-centric, but absolutely worth a watch, and there’s a blog too. You can download the video (or order it on DVD) and then burn it, share it, or give it away for non-profit educational uses as much as you want.

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