“We would have to have 3 to 5 extra planets…”

“We would have to have 3-5 extra planets if everyone consumed at
American rates.”

and why? Part of this is because,

“American consumers have 3000 advertisements targeted at them every day.”

sadly,

“30 percent of kids in the Congo have dropped out of school to mine metals,
the majority of which end up in cheap and disposable electronic products
bought by Americans.”

all for what?

“99 percent of stuff we mine, harvest, transport or otherwise produce is
trashed within 6 months (many products are specifically designed for the dump).”

Source: StoryOfStuff.com

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the video: Story of Stuff.

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