The Gift of Death 10th December 2012 – Monbiot G – article about “pathological consumption”

Researching her film The Story of Stuff, Annie Leonard discovered that of the materials flowing through the consumer economy, only 1% remain in use six months after sale(1). Even the goods we might have expected to hold onto are soon condemned to destruction through either planned obsolescence (breaking quickly) or perceived obsolesence (becoming unfashionable).

Full article published on The Guardian @ https://www.monbiot.com/2012/12/10/the-gift-of-death/?fbclid=IwAR3XDbmP2jCoyZIjbYY29S3-rvc7hSce3_nl-ExoSobfLREIDqPajf3LyGI#.WgA4NptNI58.facebook

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