Stuff. We’ve got a lot of it, we don’t share it well, and some of it is even toxic. Annie Leonard first tackled the story of stuff in her online “Story of Stuff” video, which went viral a few years ago. The simple cartoon explained the processes our stuff goes through on its journey from natural resource, to product, to waste. Now, for those who care to dig deeper, she’s adding a book component. “The Story of Stuff,” the book, is a fast-paced exposé on the hidden environmental and social costs of our current systems of production and consumption and further explores the negative impact that our current “take, make, waste” philosophy has on our lives and our planet.
Annie Leonard, a TIME magazine Hero of the Environment and author of “The Story of Stuff: How our obsession with stuff is trashing the planet, out communities, and our health—and a vision for change”