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The Story of Stuff, a tutorial on the Materials Economy

Annie Leonard has put together a wonderful, easy to follow flash tutorial about the start to finish chain of of the materials economy. I found it alarming, but not patronizing, and never shrill. Since I was a little boy, I have often gazed at the junk around me and wondered "Where does it go when I'm done with it? If I throw this away now will it be here ten years from now?". It's all about a sustainable economy in a finite world. How the hell are we going to accomplish that before we rape the planet to death? Whether or not you think she has an agenda, it is worth a watch. See it here: