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The story of stuff : how our obsession with stuff is trashing the planet, our communities, and our health--and a vision for change

Author: Annie Leonard; Ariane Conrad
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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The director of The Story of Stuff Project tracks the life of the "stuff" we use every day, transforming how we think about our patterns of consumption. This book is based on the author's 2007 internet film, "The Story of stuff." "With just 5 percent of the world's population, [the U.S.] is consuming 30 percent of the world's resources and creating 30 percent of the world's waste."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Annie Leonard; Ariane Conrad
ISBN: 9781439125663 143912566X 9781439148785 1439148783
OCLC Number: 377665558
Description: xxxiv, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A word about words --
Extraction --
Production --
Distribution --
Consumption --
Disposal --
Writing the new story --
Examples of promising policies, reforms, and laws --
Recommended individual actions --
Sample letter to PVC retailers, manufacturers, and lobbyists --
How we made this book.
Other Titles: Stuff
Story of stuff (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Annie Leonard ; with Ariane Conrad.
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The director of The Story of Stuff Project tracks the life of the "stuff" we use every day, transforming how we think about our patterns of consumption. This book is based on the author's 2007 internet film, "The Story of stuff." "With just 5 percent of the world's population, [the U.S.] is consuming 30 percent of the world's resources and creating 30 percent of the world's waste."--Jacket.

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