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Main Title The story of stuff : how our obsession with stuff is trashing the planet, our communities, and our health--and a vision for change /
Author Leonard, Annie,
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Conrad, Ariane.
Publisher Free Press,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 377665558
ISBN 9781439125663; 143912566X; 9781439148785; 1439148783
Subjects Acquisitiveness--Moral and ethical aspects ; Consumption (Economics)--Moral and ethical aspects ; Consumption (Economics)--Environmental aspects ; Consumption (Economics)--Social aspects ; Personal belongings ; Material culture ; Sustainable development ; Abfall ; Abfallbeseitigung ; Abfallvermeidung ; Konsumgesellschaft ; Nachhaltigkeit ; Consumption (Economics)--Ethical aspects ; Konsumtion--etik och moral ; Materiell kultur ; HĂȘallbar utveckling ; Belongings, Personal
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  GN406.L46 2010 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/13/2010
ERAM  GN406 .L46 2010 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/01/2011
Edition 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Collation xxxiv, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-302) and index.
Contents Notes
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. 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.