"Story of Stuff"
At this point and time sustainability is just an idea. The human race has no intent on using just enough resources to live. We like to go above and beyond and we like to have the best.
A simple example of this would be mobile phones. If you are a teen in this world and you dont have a smart phone, you are critizied and made fun of. As the video referenced the companies who make the phones have no intention of these phones lasting. This is a perfect example of Planned Obsolesence and percieved obsolesence. They come out with newer better phone for people to obsess over until the next big thing comes out.
The resources that this plant has to offer are very slim compared to what it use to be, but still we cut, we mine, we polute and what do we have to show for it? 1%. That is terible and recycling is suppose to be a good thing and at the rate we are going, it is not good enough. One third of our resources are already gone and no one truely gets it and in all honesty if they do, they do not care about future generations because heck, there not going to be here. Im 20 years old and on average i still have another 50 to 60 years left to be on this planet. If we have used a third of our resources up, what will it look like in another 30 years? With the ever increasing population, i can only see that meaning one thing more resources being used more quickly then they can be supplied. Sadly this is by far only one of the many things my generation will have to deal with.
Toxins are a very important subject as well. I dont see them stopping anytime soon and if toxins from different countries can still affect me in the US, I think we are all out of luck. We may be a huge contributor of polution to the earth, but so are many upcoming industrial countries such as China, Japan and Korea. All of which are not just going to stop because it bad for not only the earth, but us a well. It all about having a good economy and making a lot of...