Story of Stuff creator Annie Leonard’s new book examines the high price of the western world’s obession with all things material.
If you really want to understand a country, a society, or even a civilization, don’t turn to its national museums or government archives. Head to the tip.
According to Annie Leonard – former Greenpeace activist, unwavering optimist and waste obsessive – the tip is akin to society’s secret journal. “Stuff” became a fascination for Leonard in her teens, choosing field trips to landfills while at university when she began to question how we came to build an economy based purely on resources.