This November, Americans are expected to spend over $8.5 billion on consumer electronics, motivated by enticements to buy gizmos we don’t really need, or to replace gadgets that are still working with slightly newer versions. Earlier this month, Story of Stuff released their newest video – The Story of Electronics – in an effort to reach as many people as possible by Black Friday. But in addition to consumer responsibility, Annie Leonard of the Story of Stuff Project proposes that another important facet to solving the problem of short-lived, toxics laden electronics is more producer responsibility: Make ’em Safe, Make ’em Last, and Take ’em Back. Read more in Annie Leonard’s article in the Huffington Post. You can find the other videos in the Story of Stuff series at storyofstuff.org.
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