“Story of Stuff” Notes

extraction
Taking up resources to make products
Production
energy is used to make toxigenated products
Distribution
Consumption
Disposal
Produts get thrown away and are tossed in landfills and incinerators
Materials Economy
The system in which products travels from extraction to disposal
The united states is using how much of the worlds resources regardless to onle containing 5 % od the worlds pop.
30%
less than what percent of the US origional forests do we have left
4%
the us gives of how much of the worlds waste
30%
What percent of US waterways undrinkable
40%
what percent of the products of the materials economy system is wasted within 6 months

99%

if everyone acted like the u.s. we would have trashed up  how many planets
what percent of the worlds fisheries are over fishing
70%
What % of the worlds forests are gone
80%
in the Amazone we are losing how many trees a minute
10,000
how many chemicles used to make products today
100,000
What is the highest huminated contamanated resource
Human Brestmilk
how many toxic chemicals are released by the u.s. a year
4 billion
We consume how much more than we did 50 years ago
twice as much
Dioxin
Most toxic man maide substance known to science often coming from incineraters