Sequel to ‘The Story of Stuff’ Video Focuses on E-Waste and Its Impacts
A new video by the producers of “The Story of Stuff” explores a toxic byproduct of the electronics revolution — the 25 million tons of e-waste created when computers, cellphones, DVD players, and other gadgets are discarded. The animated video, “The Story of Electronics: Why ‘Designed for the Dump’ is Toxic for People and the Planet,” is hosted by Annie Leonard and focuses on the short life cycle of today’s electronic products and its effects on industry workers and the environment. The video, produced by the Story of Stuff Project and Free Range Studios, is a sequel to the popular 2007 video “The Story of Stuff,” which became an online sensation, attracting more than 7 million people within two years. Watch the Video
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The Warriors of Qiugang, a Yale Environment 360 video, chronicles a Chinese village’s fight against a polluting chemical plant. It was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.
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