Overconsumption is costing us the earth and human happiness

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.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/21/overconsumption-environment-relationships-annie-leonard

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