Annie Leonard has been schooling us on landfill waste, electronic waste, and general environmental irresponsibility since 2010. Her famous “The Story of Stuff” video was a well articulated and accurate rundown of how we affect the planet and the environment through nothing other than our habits of consumer consumption. The film concludes with a call for a green ‘race to the top’ where designers compete to make long-lasting, toxic-free products that are fully and easily recyclable.
The best part about these videos is how simply they address the issue, but they also uncover some hard truths about e-waste, it’s manufacturing process, and how everything ultimately has an impact on the environment. As an example, did you know workers making computer chips are 40% more likely to suffer miscarriages, and deal with higher instances of various cancers?
You can see some of the other videos that Annie offers here, as well.
Check out our 2016 e-waste schedule here.