Now THIS is what I am talking about. I am a big advocate of clearing out the clutter, buying only what you need, and using what you have until it is completely unusable. The reason I am like this? Because only 1% of everything we consume is still in use 6 months down the road. Yes, you read that right – 1%. And that other 99% either ends up in our bodies, the landfill, or a recycling bin…but mostly the landfill, where it is incinerated into a nice toxic gas. Sounds fun, no? Anyway, I just finished watching “The Story of Stuff” by Annie Leonard, and if you have concerns about how much “stuff” we Americans have, you should check it out too. It is fantastic and only 20 minutes long. Here is a preview:
(YouTube video removed because, well, it was killing my site!)
To see the whole movie, go check out The Story Of Stuff website.