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The Story of Stuff


From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. And it exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. Part V.







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In the U.S., we spend three to four times as many hours shopping as our counterparts in Europe do. So we’re in this ridiculous situation where we go to work, maybe two jobs even, and we come home when we’re exhausted, so we plop down on our new couch and watch TV, and the commercials tell us: you suck! So we gotta go to the mall to buy something to feel better, and then you gotta go to work more to pay for the stuff you just bought so you come home and you’re more tired so you sit down and watch more TV until it tells you to go to the mall again. And we are on this crazy work-watch-spend treadmill. And we could just stop.



So in the end, what happens to all the stuff we buy anyway? At this rate of consumption, it can't fit into our houses even though the average house size is doubled in this county since the 1970s. It all goes out in the garbage. And that brings us to disposal.



This is the part of the material economy we all know the most because we have to haul the junk out to the curb by ourselves. Each of us in the United States makes four and a half pounds of garbage a day. That's twice what we each made 30 years ago. All of this garbage, either gets dumped in a landfill which is just a big hole in the ground, or if you’re really unlucky, first it's burned in an incinerator and then dumped in a landfill. Either way, they both pollute the air, land, water and, don't forget, change the climate.



Incineration is really bad. Remember those toxics back in the production stage? Well burning the garbage releases the toxics up into the air. Even worse, it makes new super toxics, like dioxin. Dioxin is the most toxic man-made substance known to science and incinerators are the number one source of dioxin. That means that we could stop the number one source of the most toxic man-made substance known just by stopping burning the trash. We could stop it today. Now some companies don't want to deal with building landfills and incinerators here. So they just export the disposal too.



What about recycling? Does recycling help? Yes, recycling helps. Recycling reduces the garbage at this end and it reduces the pressure to mine and harvest new stuff at this end. Yes, yes, yes, we should all recycle. But recycling is not enough. Recycling will never be enough, for a couple of reasons.



First, the waste coming out of our houses is just the tip of the iceberg. For every one garbage can of waste you put out on the curb, 70 garbage cans of waste were made upstream just to make the junk in that one garbage can you put out on the curb. So even if we could recycle 100 percent of the waste coming out of our households, it doesn’t get to the core of the problems.



Also, much of the garbage can't be recycled. Either because it contains too many toxics, or it's designed not to be recyclable in the first place. Like those juice packs, with their layers of metal and paper and plastic all smashed together, you can never separate those for true recycling.  



So you see, it is a system in crisis. All along the way we are bumping up against limits. From changing climate to declining happiness, it's just not working. But the good thing about such an all-pervasive problem is that there are so many points of intervention. There are people working here on saving forests and here on clean protection. People working on labor rights and fair trades, and conscious consuming, and blocking landfills and incinerators, and very importantly, on taking back our government so that it really is by the people and for the people. All of this work is critically important. But things are really gonna start moving when we see the connections, when we see the big picture. When people along this system get united, we can reclaim and transform this linear system into something new, a system that doesn't waste resources or people.  



Because what we really need to chuck is that old-school throw-away mindset. There's a new-school of thinking on this stuff and it's based on sustainability and equality, green chemistry, zero waste, close loop production, renewable energy, local living economies. It's already happening. Now some say it's unrealistic, idealistic, that it can’t happen. But I say the ones who are unrealistic are those who want to continue with the old path. That's dreaming.



Remember that old way didn't just happen. It's not like gravity that we’ve just gotta live with. People created it. And we’re people too. So let's create something too.


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treadmill: n. 单调踏车







landfill: n. a large deep hole where large amountsof rubbish are buried. 垃圾填埋池







incinerator: n. a large container for burning rubbishat a very high temperature

焚烧炉







all-pervasive: adj. 遍及各方面的







old-school: adj. old-fashioned 守旧的

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[Homework]2011-05-01&05-07 物品的故事(5/5)

In the US ,we spend three to four times as many hours shopping as our counterparts in Europe do.So we are in this ridiculous situation where we go to work maybe two jobs ,even we come home when we are exhaused ,plop into the couch ,watch TV and the comercials tell us :you suck! So we gotta go to malls and buy something to feel better and then you gotta go to work more to pay for s *budget. Come on ,you are more tired and sit down to watch more TV until you go to the mall again . And we are on this crazy work watch  spin mill. And we could just stop.
              So in the end , what happens to all the stuff we buy anyway? At this rate of consumption,it can't fit into our houses even though  average house size is doubled in this county since the 1970s.It all goes down into the gabage.And that brings us to disposal.
               This is the part of material economy we know the most because we have to hold the junk out to the * by ourselves.Each of us in the United States makes four and half pounds of gabage a day . That's twice when we each made 30 years ago. All of this gabage ,either you could dump it to the landfiled which is just a big hole in the ground or if you are really unlucky ,first it's burned in incinerators and then dumped in a landfield. Either way ,they both pollute the air , land ,water and don't forget ,change the climate  .Incineration is really bad. Remember thes toxics back to the production stage, we are burning the gabage and we release the toxics up into the air. Even worse ,it makes new super toxics.Like Dioxin ,dioxin is the most toxic man-made substance known to science and incinerators are the No1 source of dioxin. That means we could stop the No1 source of the most toxic man-made substance known just by stopping burning the trash. We could stop it today.
             Now some companies don't want to deal with buidling landfields and incinerators here. So they just export the disposal too.What about the recycling? Recycling help? Yes ,recycling helped. Recycling reduces the gabage descend and reduces the pressure to mine and havest new descend.Yes yes yes we should all recycle . But recycling is not enough. Recycling will never be enough. For couple reasons. First , the waste coming out of our houses  is a tip of the iceberg. For every  one gabarge can of waste you put out in the curb,70 gabage cans of waste will be made upstream jsut to make the juck in that one gabage you put out in the curb.So even we could recycle 100% of the waste coming our of our households, it doesn;t get into the core of the problem.
          Also ,much of the gabage can't be recycled . Either because it contains too many toxics ,or it 's designed not to be recyclable in the first place.Like those juice packs ,with layers and metal and paperand plastic all  sm* together ,you can never separate those for true recycling.  
           So you see, it is a system in crisis. All along the way we are bumping up against limits. From changing climate to declining happiness,it's just not working. But the good thing about such an  opervasive problem is there are so many points of interventions.There are people working here on saving forests and here on clean protection. People working on labor rights and fair trades ,conscious consuming,and blocking landfields and incinerators. And very importantly,on taking back our government so that it really   is by the people and for the people.All of this work is  critically important . But things are gonna start moving when we see the connections.When we see the big picture, when people along this system get united ,we can reclaim and transform this linear system into something new ,a system that doesn't waste resources or people.  
            Because what we really need to chuck is that all schools throw away mindset . That's a new school thinking on this stuff and it's based on sustainability and equality ,green chemistry ,zero waste,close* production, newable energy , local living economies. It's already happening.Some say it's unrealistic .Idealist say that it won't happen.But I say the one who are unrealistic are those who want to continue with the old path.That's dreaming.
             Remember that old way didn't happen. It's not like gravity that we jsut gotta  live with  .People  create it and we are people too so let's create something too.

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[Homework]2011-05-01&05-07 物品的故事(5/5)

In the US, we spend three to four times as many hour shopping as our counterparts in Europe do. So we're in this ridiculous situation where we go to work, maybe two jobs, even we come home and we're exhausted. We plop down on our new couch, watch TV, and commercials tells you sucks, so we gonna go the mall and buy something to fell better. And then you gonna go to work more to pay for the stuff you just bought. You come home and you're more tired, so you sit down and you watch more TV, and it tells you go to the mall again. And we're on this crazy work, watch, spend, treadmill and we could just stop.So in the end, what happens to all the stuff we buy anyway? At this rate of consumption it can't fit into your houses, even though the average house size has doubled in the country since 1970s. It all goes on int the garbage and that bring us to this disposal. This is the part of materials economy we all known the most, because we have to haul the junk out of the curb ourselves. Each of us in the United States makes four and half pounds of garbage a day. That's twice what we each made 30 years ago. All of this garbage either gets dumped in a landfill which is just a big hole in the ground or if you are really unlucky, first to burn it in an incinerator and them dumped it in a landfill. Either way, they both pollute the air, land , water and don't forget, change the climate. Incineration is really bad, remember those toxics back in the production stage. Well, burning the garbage releases the toxics up into the air. Even worse, it makes new super toxics, like dioxin. Dioxin is the most toxic man-made substance known to science. And incinerators are the number one sources of dioxin. That means we could stop the number one source of the most toxic man-made substance known just by stop burning the trash. We could stop it today.
Now some companies don't want to deal with building landfill and incinerators here, so they just export the disposal too.
What about recycling, does recycling helps? Yes, recycling helps. Recycling reduces the garbage at this end, and reduce to the pressure to mine and harvest new stuff at this end. Yes, yes, yes, we should all recycle, but recycling is not enough, recycling will never be enough for a couple reasons. First, the waste coming out our houses is just tip of the iceberg. For every one garbage can full of waste you put out on the curb, 70 garbage cans full waste were made upstream just to make the junk in that one garbage can you put out on the curb. So even if we could recycle a 100% of the waste coming out of our houses. It doesn't get to the core of the problems. Also much of the garbage can't be recycled, either because it contains too many toxics or it's designed not to be recyclable in the first place. Like those juice packs, where they have layers of metal and paper and plastic all smashed together. You can never separate those for true recycling.
So you see it is a system in crisis, along the way we're bumping up against limits. From changing climate to declining happiness, it's just not working. But the good thing about such an all-pervasive problem is that there are so many points intervention, there are people working here on saving forest, and here on clean production. People working on labor rights, fair trading, conscious consuming and blocking landfills and incinerators, and very importantly on taking back our government. So that it really is by the people and for the people. All of this works is critically important. But things are really gonna start moving when we see the connections, when see the big picture, when people along the system get united, we can reclaim and transform this linear system into something new, a system that doesn't waste resources or people. Cause what we really need to chuck is that old school throwaway mindset. There is a school of thinking on this stuff and its based on sustainability and equity. Green chemistry, zero waste, closed loop production, renewable energy, local living economies, it's already happening. Some say it's unrealistic, idealistic that it can't happen. But I said the ones who are unrealistic are those who want to continue with the old path. That's dreaming, remember, that old way didn't just happen. It's not like gravity that we've just got to live with, people created it, and we're people too, so let's create something new.        


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In the US, we spend 3 or 4 times many hours shopping at that country X years, too. Swimming is the X situation we go to work may be too jobs even we come home with exacts we probably catch watch TV and commercial X you stocks, we got go to the X and feel better and we go to the more the paper X more TV until we got X crazy watch X and we could just stop. Soon X, what happens X by anyway. This way come confident houses even though we ever told the double that country 1970s. All of them be X. And X. This is the part of the materials X me because we curve by ourselves. That’s twice we 30 years though. All of these garbage get field since big X ground. We feel really lucky first X and X. Either way the air land water and X change the climate.
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In the US, we spend three to four times as many hours shopping as our counterparts in Europe do. So we're in this ridiculous situation where we go to work, maybe two jobs, even we come home and we're exhausted. We plop down on our new couch, watch TV, and commercials tells us you suck, so we gotta go the mall and buy something to feel better. And then you gotta go to work more to pay for the stuff you just bought. You come home and you're more tired, so you sit down and you watch more TV, and it tells you go to the mall again. And we're on this crazy work, watch, spend, treadmill and we could just stop. So in the end, what happens to all the stuff we buy anyway? At this rate of consumption it can't fit into your houses, even though the average house size has doubled in the country since 1970s. It all goes on into the garbage and that bring us to this disposal. This is the part of materials economy we all known the most, because we have to haul the junk out of the curb ourselves. Each of us in the United States makes four and half pounds of garbage a day. That's twice what we each made 30 years ago. All of this garbage either gets dumped in a landfill which is just a big hole in the ground or if you are really unlucky, first to burn it in an incinerator and then dumped it in a landfill. Either way, they both pollute the air, land, water, and don't forget, change the climate. Incineration is really bad. Remember those toxics back in the production stage. Well, burning the garbage releases the toxics up into the air. Even worse, it makes new super toxics, like dioxin. Dioxin is the most toxic man-made substance known to science. And incinerators are the number one source of dioxin. That means we could stop the number one source of the most toxic man-made substance known just by stop burning the trash. We could stop it today.Now some companies don't want to deal with building landfills and incinerators here, so they just export the disposal too.
What about recycling? Does recycling helps? Yes, recycling helps. Recycling reduces the garbage at this end, and then reduces to the pressure to mine and harvest new stuff at this end. Yes, yes, yes, we should all recycle. But recycling is not enough. recycling will never be enough for a couple reasons. First, the waste coming out our houses is just the tip of the iceberg. For every one garbage can of waste you put out on the curb, 70 garbage cans of waste were made upstream just to make the junk in that one garbage can you put out on the curb. So even if we could recycle 100% of the waste coming out of our houses. It doesn't get to the core of the problems. Also much of the garbage can't be recycled, either because it contains too many toxics or it's designed not to be recyclable in the first place. Like those juice packs, where they have layers of metal and paper and plastic all smoothed together. You can never separate those for true recycling.
So you see it is a system in crisis, all along the way we're bumping up against limits. From changing climate to declining happiness, it's just not working. But the good thing about such an all-pervasive problem is that there are so many points intervention. There are people working here on saving forest, and here on clean production, people working on labor rights and fair trading, conscious consuming and blocking landfills and incinerators, and very importantly on taking back our government. So that it really is by the people and for the people. All of this work is critically important. But things are really gonna start moving when we see the connections, when see the big picture, when people along the system get united, we can reclaim and transform this linear system into something new, a system that doesn't waste resources or people. Cause what we really need to chuck is that old school throw away mindset. There is a new school of thinking on this stuff and it’s based on sustainability and equity. Green chemistry, zero waste, closed loop production, renewable energy, local living economies, it's already happening. Some say it's unrealistic, idealistic that it can't happen. But I said the ones who are unrealistic are those who want to continue with the old path. That's dreaming. Remember, that old way didn't just happen. It's not like gravity that we've just got to live with. People created it, and we're people too. So let's create something new.
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In the US, we spend three to four times as many hours shopping as our counterparts in Europe do. So we are in this ridiculous situation where we go to work maybe two jobs, even we come home when we are exhaused till we plop into the couch, watch TV and the comercials tell us: you suck! So you gotta go to malls and buy something to feel better and then you gotta go to work more to pay for savage budget. Come on, when you are more tired, then you sit down to watch more TV until you go to the mall again. And we are on this crazy work watch spin trade mill. And we couldn’t just stop.


So in the end, what happens to all the stuff we buy anyway? At this rate of consumption, it can't fill into our houses even though the average house size is doubled in this county since the 1970s. It all goes down the gabage. And that brings us to disposal.


This is the part of material economy we all know the most because we have to hold the junk out to the curve by ourselves.Each of us in the United States too makes four and half pounds of gabage a day. That's twice we used to make 30 years ago. All of this gabage, either you could dump it to the landfiled which is just a big hole on the ground or if you are really unlucky, first it's burned in incinerators and then dumped in a landfield. Either way, they both pollute the air, land, water and don't forget, change the climate. Incineration is really bad. Remember thes toxics back to the production stage, we are burning the gabage and we release the toxics up into the air. Even worse, it makes new super toxics. Like Dioxin, dioxin is the most toxic man-made substance known to science and incinerators are the No.1 source of dioxin. That means we could stop the No.1 source of the most toxic man-made substance known just by stopping burning the trash. We could stop it today.


Now some companies don't want to deal with buidling landfields and incinerators here. So they just export the disposal too. What about the recycling? Does recycling help? Yes, recycling helped. Recycling reduces the gabage descend and reduces the pressure to mine and havest new descend. Yes yes yes we should all recycle. But recycling is not enough. Recycling will never be enough. For couple reasons. First, the waste coming out of our houses is just a tip of the iceberg. For every  one gabarge can of waste you put out in the curb, 70 gabage cans of waste will be made upstream just to make the juck in that one gabage can you put out in the curb. So even we could recycle 100% of the waste coming out of our households, it doesn’t get into the core of the problem.


Also, much of the gabage can't be recycled. Either because it contains too many toxics, or it 's designed not to be recyclable in the first place.Like those juice packs, with their layers and metal and paper and plastic all smooched together ,you can never separate those for true recycling. So you see, it is a system in crisis. All along the way we are bumping up against limits. From changing climate to declining happiness, it's just not working. But the good thing about such an  opervasive problem is there are so many points of interventions. There are people working here on saving forests and here on clean protection. People working on labor rights and fair trades, and conscious consuming,and blocking landfields and incinerators. And very importantly,on taking back our government so that it really  is by the people and for the people. All of this work is  critically important. But things are really gonna start moving when we see the connections. When we see the big picture, when people along this system get united, we can reclaim and transform this linear system into something new, a system that doesn't waste resources or people.


Because what we really need to chuck is that all schools throw away mind-set. That's a new school thinking on this stuff and it's based on sustainability and equality, green chemistry, zero waste, close loop production, renewable energy, local living economies. It's already happening. But some say it's unrealistic. Idealists say that it can't happen. But I said the one through unrealistic are those who want to continue with the old path. That's dreaming.


Remember that, old way didn't just happen. It's not like gravity that we jsut gotta live with. People  create it and we are people too. So let's create something new.
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In the US, we spend 3-4 times as many hour shopping as our counterparts in European do. So we are in this ridiculous situation, we go to work maybe 2 jobs even when we come home, we were exhausted, so we plumped in the new couch and watch TV and the commercial tells you suck and you've got to go to the mall and buy something to feel better. And you've got to work more to pay the stuffs you just bought. You come home more tired, you sit down to watch more TV and tells you go to the mall again, and were on this crazy work-watch spin trend mill. And we could just stop.

So in the end, what happens to the stuff we buy anyway? At this way of comsumption, it can't filled into the houses, even though the average house size is double than in this country in 1970s. It all goes on to the garbage. And that brings us to the disposal. This is the part of material economy we all know most because we have to haul the junk out to the curb by ourselves. Each of us in the United States makes 4.5 pounds of garbage a day, that's twice what we made 30 years ago. All of this garbage, either get stumped into a landfill which is just a big hole in the ground or feel really unlucky, first it's burned in the cinerator and then dumped in a landfill. Either way, they both pollute the air, land, water and don't forget change the climate.

Cineration is really bad. Remember those toxins back in the production stage? We're
burning the garbage releases the toxins up to the air. Even worse, it makes new super toxins, like dioxin. Dioxin is the most toxic man-made substance known to scientists. And the cinerators are the No. 1 source of dioxin. That means we could stop the No.1 source of the most toxic man-made substance known just by stopping burning the trash. We could stop it today.

Now some companies don't want to deal with buiding landfills and cinerator here, so they just export the dispoal too.

What about recycling? Dose recycling help? Yes, recycling helped. Recycling reduces the garbage this end and reduces the pressure to mind and harvest new stuffs this end. Yes, yes, yes, we should all recycle. But recycling is not enough. Recycling will never be enough. For a couple reasons, first, the waste coming out of our houses is just a tip of a iceberg. For everyone garbage can of waste you put out on the curb, 70 garbage cans of waste will be made upstream just to make the junk that one garbage can you put  out on the curb. So even if we could recycle 100 precent of waste coming from our household, it dosen't get to the core of the problems. Also, much of the garbage can't be recycled. Either because it contains too many toxins or designed not be recyclable in the first place. Like those juice packs, they have layers of medal and paper or plastic all * together, you can never seperate those for true recycling.   

So you see, it is a system in crisis. All long way, we were bumping against limits from changing climate to declining happiness, it's just not working. But the good thing about such * problem is that there are so many points of intervention. There are people working here on saving forests and here on clean production. People working on labor rights and fair trading, conscious consuming and blocking landfills and cinerators and very importantly, on taking back our government. So that really is by the people and for the people.All of this work is critically important. But things are really get start moving when we see the connections. When we see the big picture, when people along the system get united, we can reclaim and transform this linear system into something new, a system that dosen't waste resources or people. Because we really need to chart is that old school throw away mind-set. There is a new school thinking on this stuff and it's based on sustainability and equity. Green Chemistry, zero waste, closed loop production, renewable energy, local living economies, it's already happening. Some say it's unrealistic, idealistic can't happen. But I say the one who is unrealistic are those ones continue the old path. That's dreaming. Remember that old way didn't just happen. It's not like gravity that we've got to live with. People created it and that we were people too, so let's create something new.
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本帖最后由 jessiyear 于 2011-5-14 13:31 编辑 In the US, we spend three to four times as many hour shopping as our counterparts in Europe do. So we're in this ridiculous situation where we go to work, maybe two jobs, even we come home and we're exhausted. We plop down on our new couch, watch TV, and commercials tells you sucks, so we gonna go the mall and buy something to fell better. And then you gonna go to work more to pay for the stuff you just bought. You come home and you're more tired, so you sit down and you watch more TV, and it tells you go to the mall again. And we're on this crazy work, watch, spend, treadmill and we could just stop.So in the end, what happens to all the stuff we buy anyway? At this rate of consumption it can't fit into your houses, even though the average house size has doubled in the country since 1970s. It all goes on int the garbage and that bring us to this disposal. This is the part of materials economy we all known the most, because we have to haul the junk out of the curb ourselves. Each of us in the United States makes four and half pounds of garbage a day. That's twice what we each made 30 years ago. All of this garbage either gets dumped in a landfill which is just a big hole in the ground or if you are really unlucky, first to burn it in an incinerator and them dumped it in a landfill. Either way, they both pollute the air, land , water and don't forget, change the climate. Incineration is really bad, remember those toxics back in the production stage. Well, burning the garbage releases the toxics up into the air. Even worse, it makes new super toxics, like dioxin. Dioxin is the most toxic man-made substance known to science. And incinerators are the number one sources of dioxin. That means we could stop the number one source of the most toxic man-made substance known just by stop burning the trash. We could stop it today.
Now some companies don't want to deal with building landfill and incinerators here, so they just export the disposal too.
What about recycling, does recycling helps? Yes, recycling helps. Recycling reduces the garbage at this end, and reduce to the pressure to mine and harvest new stuff at this end. Yes, yes, yes, we should all recycle, but recycling is not enough, recycling will never be enough for a couple reasons. First, the waste coming out our houses is just tip of the iceberg. For every one garbage can full of waste you put out on the curb, 70 garbage cans full waste were made upstream just to make the junk in that one garbage can you put out on the curb. So even if we could recycle a 100% of the waste coming out of our houses. It doesn't get to the core of the problems. Also much of the garbage can't be recycled, either because it contains too many toxics or it's designed not to be recyclable in the first place. Like those juice packs, where they have layers of metal and paper and plastic all smashed together. You can never separate those for true recycling.
So you see it is a system in crisis, along the way we're bumping up against limits. From changing climate to declining happiness, it's just not working. But the good thing about such an all-pervasive problem is that there are so many points intervention, there are people working here on saving forest, and here on clean production. People working on labor rights, fair trading, conscious consuming and blocking landfills and incinerators, and very importantly on taking back our government. So that it really is by the people and for the people. All of this works is critically important. But things are really gonna start moving when we see the connections, when see the big picture, when people along the system get united, we can reclaim and transform this linear system into something new, a system that doesn't waste resources or people. Cause what we really need to chuck is that old school throwaway mindset. There is a school of thinking on this stuff and its based on sustainability and equity. Green chemistry, zero waste, closed loop production, renewable energy, local living economies, it's already happening. Some say it's unrealistic, idealistic that it can't happen. But I said the ones who are unrealistic are those who want to continue with the old path. That's dreaming, remember, that old way didn't just happen. It's not like gravity that we've just got to live with, people created it, and we're people too, so let's create something new.

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In the US, we spend three to four times as many hours shopping as our counterparts in Europe do. So we're in this ridiculous situation where we go to work, maybe two jobs, even we come home and we're exhausted. We plop down on our new couch, watch TV, and commercials tells us you suck, so we gotta go the mall and buy something to feel better. And then you gotta go to work more to pay for the stuff you just bought. You come home and you're more tired, so you sit down and you watch more TV, and it tells you go to the mall again. And we're on this crazy work, watch, spend, treadmill and we could just stop. So in the end, what happens to all the stuff we buy anyway? At this rate of consumption it can't fit into your houses, even though the average house size has doubled in the country since 1970s. It all goes on into the garbage and that bring us to this disposal. This is the part of materials economy we all known the most, because we have to haul the junk out of the curb ourselves. Each of us in the United States makes four and half pounds of garbage a day. That's twice what we each made 30 years ago. All of this garbage either gets dumped in a landfill which is just a big hole in the ground or if you are really unlucky, first to burn it in an incinerator and then dumped it in a landfill. Either way, they both pollute the air, land, water, and don't forget, change the climate. Incineration is really bad. Remember those toxics back in the production stage. Well, burning the garbage releases the toxics up into the air. Even worse, it makes new super toxics, like dioxin. Dioxin is the most toxic man-made substance known to science. And incinerators are the number one source of dioxin. That means we could stop the number one source of the most toxic man-made substance known just by stop burning the trash. We could stop it today.Now some companies don't want to deal with building landfills and incinerators here, so they just export the disposal too.
What about recycling? Does recycling helps? Yes, recycling helps. Recycling reduces the garbage at this end, and then reduces to the pressure to mine and harvest new stuff at this end. Yes, yes, yes, we should all recycle. But recycling is not enough. recycling will never be enough for a couple reasons. First, the waste coming out our houses is just the tip of the iceberg. For every one garbage can of waste you put out on the curb, 70 garbage cans of waste were made upstream just to make the junk in that one garbage can you put out on the curb. So even if we could recycle 100% of the waste coming out of our houses. It doesn't get to the core of the problems. Also much of the garbage can't be recycled, either because it contains too many toxics or it's designed not to be recyclable in the first place. Like those juice packs, where they have layers of metal and paper and plastic all smoothed together. You can never separate those for true recycling.
So you see it is a system in crisis, all along the way we're bumping up against limits. From changing climate to declining happiness, it's just not working. But the good thing about such an all-pervasive problem is that there are so many points intervention. There are people working here on saving forest, and here on clean production, people working on labor rights and fair trading, conscious consuming and blocking landfills and incinerators, and very importantly on taking back our government. So that it really is by the people and for the people. All of this work is critically important. But things are really gonna start moving when we see the connections, when see the big picture, when people along the system get united, we can reclaim and transform this linear system into something new, a system that doesn't waste resources or people. Cause what we really need to chuck is that old school throw away mindset. There is a new school of thinking on this stuff and it’s based on sustainability and equity. Green chemistry, zero waste, closed loop production, renewable energy, local living economies, it's already happening. Some say it's unrealistic, idealistic that it can't happen. But I said the ones who are unrealistic are those who want to continue with the old path. That's dreaming. Remember, that old way didn't just happen. It's not like gravity that we've just got to live with. People created it, and we're people too. So let's create something new.

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In the U.S., we spend three to four times as many hours shopping as our counterparts in Europe do. So we’re in this ridiculous situation where we go to work, maybe two jobs even, and we come home when we’re exhausted, so we plop down on our new couch and watch TV, and the commercials tell us: you suck! So we gotta go to the mall to buy something to feel better, and then you gotta go to work more to pay for the stuff you just bought so you come home and you’re more tired so you sit down and watch more TV until it tells you to go to the mall again. And we are on this crazy work-watch-spend treadmill. And we could just stop.

 

So in the end, what happens to all the stuff we buy anyway? At this rate of consumption, it can't fit into our houses even though the average house size is doubled in this county since the 1970s. It all goes out in the garbage. And that brings us to disposal.

This is the part of the material economy we all know the most because we have to haul the junk out to the curb by ourselves. Each of us in the United States makes four and a half pounds of garbage a day. That's twice what we each made 30 years ago. All of this garbage, either gets dumped in a landfill which is just a big hole in the ground, or if you’re really unlucky, first it's burned in an incinerator and then dumped in a landfill. Either way, they both pollute the air, land, water and, don't forget, change the climate.

 

Incineration is really bad. Remember those toxics back in the production stage? Well burning the garbage / releases the toxics up into the air. Even worse, it makes new super toxics, like dioxin. Dioxin is the most toxic man-made substance known to science and incinerators are the number one source of dioxin. That means that we could stop the number one source of the most toxic man-made substance known just by stopping burning the trash. We could stop it today.Now some companies don't want to deal with building landfills and incinerators here. So they just export the disposal too.

 

What about / recycling? Does recycling help? Yes, recycling helps. Recycling reduces the garbage at this end and it reduces the pressure to mine and harvest new stuff at this end. Yes, yes, yes, we should all recycle. But recycling is not enough. Recycling will never be enough, for a couple of reasons.

 

First, the waste coming out of our houses is just the tip of the iceberg. For every one garbage can of waste you put out on the curb, 70 garbage cans of waste were made upstream just to make the junk in that one garbage can you put out on the curb. So even if we could recycle 100% of the waste coming out of our households, it doesn’t get to the core of the problems.

 

Also, much of the garbage can't be recycled. Either because it contains too many toxics, or it's designed not to be recyclable in the first place. Like those juice packs, with their layers of metal and paper and plastic all smashed together, you can never separate those for true recycling.  

So you see, it is a system in crisis. All along the way we are bumping up against limits. From changing climate to declining happiness, it's just not working. But the good thing about such an all-pervasive problem is that there are so many points of intervention. There are people working here on saving forests and here on clean protection. People working on labor rights and fair trades, and conscious consuming, and blocking landfills and incinerators, and very importantly, on taking back our government so that it really is by the people and for the people. All of this work is critically important. But things are really gonna start moving when we see the connections, when we see the big picture. When people along this system get united, we can reclaim and transform this linear system into something new, a system that doesn't waste resources or people.  

Because what we really need to chuck is that old-school throw-away mindset. There's a new-school of thinking on this stuff and it's based on sustainability and equality, green chemistry, zero waste, close loop production, renewable energy, local living economies. It's already happening. Now some say it's unrealistic, idealistic, that it can’t happen. But I say the ones who are unrealistic are those who want to continue with the old path. That's dreaming.

Remember that old way didn't just happen. It's not like gravity that we’ve just gotta live with. People created it. And we’re people too. So let's create something too.




[Homework]【整理】2011-05-01&05-07 物品的故事(5/5)

In the US we spent three to four times in many hours shopping as our the country to. So what is ridicular situation, we go to work, may be two jobs, even we come home when we were exhausted to pop watch TV, and commercial tells: You suck!. So we got go , then we got to work more to pay for , come on , sit down to watch more TV until  crazy work watch, and we could just stop! So in the end, whats happens stop the anyway? At this rate of consumption, we can't fill in the houses, even though the advertise douled in this country since 1970s. It all goes garbage and that brings to disposal. This is part of the material economy we are konw the most because we have at the curr by ourselves. Each of us in United States makes 4.5 pounds of garbage a day. That's twice of we each made 30 years ago. All these garbage is get dumped in the land filled, which is just big hole in the ground.Or a few really unlucky, first to burn in the senerator, and then dumped in the land filled. Either way, they both pullute the air, land, water and don't forget change the climate. Seneration is really bad. Remember this toxic back in the production stage? We are burning the garbage, we lease the toxics up into the air. Even worse, it makes new supre toxics, like Dioxin. Dioxin is the most toxic man made substance known to science, and in senerators are the no. 1 souce of dioxin. That's means we could stop the no.1 source of the most toxic man made substance known, just by stop burning the trash. We could stop it today. Now some companies don't want to deal with  senerator here, so they just export the disposal, too.
What about re-cycling, Does re-cycling help, Yes, re-cycling helped. Re-cycling reduces the garbage at this end, and reduce the p to mind at havest this end. Yes, yes, yes we should all re-cycle. But re-cycling is not enough. Re-cycling will never be enough. For a couple of reasons, first, the waste come in house is just a tip of the iceburg. For everyone garbage came to the waste you put on the curb, 17 garbage came just to make junk one garbage you put on the curb. So even if we could recycle a hundred percent of the waste coming out our souce. It doesn't get to the core of the problems. Also, much of the garbage can't be recyeled. Either is contains too many toxics, or it's designed not to be recycled in the first place, like the juice pacs, metal and paper and plastics all s together, you can never separate those for true recycling.
So you see it is a system in crisis, all long away we are bumping against limits. From changing climate to decling happiness, it's just now working. But the good thing about such a  problem is there so many points intervention. There are people working here saing forest and here are cleaning production. People working on labour right, fair trading, conjust consuming, and blocking land and senerators, and very importantly, are taking back our government, so that really is by the people and for the people. All these work is critically important. But things are really getting start moving when received the connections, when received the big picture. When people along the system get united, we can reclaim and transform this linear system into something new, a system that doesn't waste resources or people. Because what we really need to chuck is that all score through away mind . This is a new score thinking on this stuff and it's based on sustanability and equity. Green chemistry, zero waste, close production, renewable energy, local living economies, it's all ready happeing. Some said it's unrealistic. I it can't happen. But I said the one through unrealistic are those who want to continue with past. That's dreaming. Remember, that all the way didn't just happen. It's not like gravity that we have just got alive with. People creat it and were people, too. So let's creat something new.


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[Homework]【整理】2011-05-01&05-07 物品的故事(5/5)

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and in the US. we spend 3-4 times as many  hours shopping as counterparts in Europe do, so we are in this decilious situation, we go to work, maybe 2 jobs even we come home and we are exhausted, we plut out in  a new corch, watch TV, and commercials tell you: you sucks.  You gotten go to the mall to buy to feel better. And then you gotten go to work more to pay the stuff that you bought, and you come home and you are more tied and sitting on watch more TV, until it tells you go to the mall again. and we are on this Crazy work-watch-spend tredmill,and we could just stop.
So in the end, what happen to solve the stuff by anyaway?  At this rate of  consumption, it can't fit the house even though the avenrage of house size double in their country since 1970's. It all go out in the garbage, and that bring it to disposal. This is a part of material econemy we all know the most because we have to haul the junk to the curb by ourselves. Each of us in US. makes 4.5 pounds garbage a day. That is twice we each made 30 years ago. All of these garbage, either get them to under landfill, which is just a big hole under the ground, or if you are really unluck, first it's bunt in an inceterader and then dumped in the landfill. Either way, they both pollute the air, land, water and don't forget: change the climate. Sineration is really bad. Remember these toxics back in production stage. We are burning the garbage, release the garbage open to the air. Even worse, and makes new super toxics, like dioxin. Dioxin is the most toxic manmade substance known to scince and cinerators is the No.1 source of dioxin. That means we could stop we could stop the No.1 source of the most toxic manmade substance we known just by stopping burning the trash. We could stop it today. Now some companies don't want to deal with million landmill and cinerator here, so they just export the disposal,too.
What about recycling? Is recycling help? Yes, recycling helps, recycling reduce the garbage in the end.

This post was generated by put listening repetition system,  Check the original dictation thread!
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In the US, we spend 3 to 4 times just as many hours shopping as our counterpart Europe do. So we’re in this ridiculous situation: We go to work, maybe two jobs. Even we come home, we’re exhausted. So we * our new couch, watch TV, and the * tell us you suck. So we get to go to the *, and buy something makes you feel better. Then you get to work more to pay for the *. You come home, you’re more tired. Just sit down and watch more TV, until it goes to the * again. We’re on this crazy work, watch, spend *. And we could just stop.

So in the end, what happens to all the stuff we buy anyway? At this way, consumptions can’t fit into our houses even though the average house size has doubled in this country since 1970s. It all goes them in garbage. And that brings us to disposal. This is the part of the material economy we all know the most because we have * the * to the * by ourselves. Each of us in United States makes four and half pounds of garbage a day. That’s twice what we each made 30 years ago.

All of these garbage either gets dumped in the landfill, which is just a big hole in the ground, or feel really unlucky, first to turn and *, and then dumped in the landfill. Either way, they both pollute the air, land, water, and don’t forget change the climate. In *, it’s really bad. Remember those toxics back in the production stage? We are burning the garbage, releasing the toxics up to the air. Even worse, it makes new super toxics, like dioxin. Dioxin is the most toxic man made * known to science. And * are the number one source of dioxin. That means we could stop the number one source of the most toxic men made * known, just by stopping burning the trash. We could stop it today. Then some companies don’t want to deal with building the landfills. … here. So they just export the disposal, too.

What about the recycling? Does recycling help? Yes, recycling helps. Recycling reduces the garbage they send, and reduces the pressure to mine and harvest new stuff descent. Yes, yes, yes, we should all recycle. But recycling is not enough. Recycling will never be enough. For couple reasons, first, the waste coming out of our houses is just the tip of iceberg. For everyone, garbage can’t waste, you put them on the *. Seventy garbage can’t waste we make *. Just make the * that one garbage can you put on the *. So even if we could recycle hundred percent of waste coming out of our households, it doesn’t get to the core of the problems. Also, much of the garbage can’t do recycled, either because it contains too much toxic, or it’s designed not to be recyclable in the first place. Like those juice packs, * with * layers of metal and paper and plastic * all together, you can never separate them for true recycling.

So you see it is a system in crisis. All along the way, we’re bonding up against limits. From changing climate to declining happiness, it’s just not working. But the good thing about such a problem is that there are so many points intervention. There’re people working here and saving forest, and here on cleaning production, people working on labor rights and fair treating can’t just consuming and blocking landfills in *, and very importantly, on taking back our government. So it really is by the people and for the people.

All of this work is critically important. But things will really get start moving when we see the connections, when we see the big picture. When people along the system get united, we can reclaim and transform this linear system into something new: a system that doesn’t waste resources, or people. * we really need to * is that all school throw away *. There is a new school thinking on these stuff. And it’s based on sustainability and equality, green chemistry, zero waste, closed loop production, renewable energy, local living economies. It’s already happening. Then some says unreal *, ideal * that can’t happen. But I say the ones who are * are those want to continue with the old path. That’s dreaming. Remember that the old way didn’t just happen. It’s not like gravity that we’ve just got live with. People created it. And we are people, too. So let us create something new.
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In the US, we spend 3-4 times as many hours shopping as our counterparts in Europe do. So we are in this ridiculous situation where we go to work, maybe two jobs when we come home, we are exhausted, so we plut in our new couch, and watch TV, and the commercials tell you suck, we have to go to the mall to buy something to feel better, then you get to work more to pay for stuff you just bought, then you come home you are more tired, so you sit down to watch more TV, until get to the mall to get in on this creazy work-watch-spend trendmill, and we could just stop.

So in the end, what happens to the all stuff we buy in the any way? At this rate of consumption, it can't feed into your houses, even though the average house size  doubles in this country. In 1970s, It all goes on the garbage, and that bring these disposal. This is the part of mutually economy we all know the most because we have to hold the junk at the current by itself. Each of us in the United States makes four and a half pounds of garbage a day, that's twice what we each made 30 years ago. All of these garbage either get into the landfill which is a big hole in the ground, or feel really unlucky, first to burned in a incinerator,  and then dump in the landfill. Either way, they both pollute the air, land, water. And don't forget change the climate.

Incineration is really bad, remember this toxics back in the production stage, we are burning the garbage we list as the toxics up into the air, even worse, it makes new super toxics, like *, * is the most toxic man-made substances known to science. Incinerators are the no.1 source of *. That means we could stop the No.1 source of the most toxic man-made substance as we know just by stopping burning the trash, we could stop it today.

But some companies don't want to deal with building landfills and incinerators here, so they just export the disposal too. What about recycling? Does recycling help? yes, the cycling helps, recycling will reduce the garbage this end and reduce the pressure to mine as harvest new stuff of this end, yes, yes, yes, we should all recycle, but recycling is not enough, recycling is never being enough. For a couple of reasons, first, the wastes to coming out our houses is just the tip of the iceburg. For everyone, garbage can waste your production of curb, 70 garbages kinds of waste for made upstream just to make the junk in that one garbage can you put out on the curb. So if we could recycle, 100% the waste coming out our household, it doesn't get into the core of the problems.

Also, much of the garbage can't be recycled. Either because it contains too many toxics, or it's designed not to be recyclable in the first place. Like those juice packs, with the layers of metal and paper and plastic all * together, you can never separate those for true recycling.  

So you see, it is a system in crisis. All along the way we are bumping up against limits. From changing climate to declining happiness, it's just not working, but the good thing about such an all * problem is that there are so many points of intervention. There are people working here on saving forests and here on clean protection, people working on labor rights and fair trading, and conscious consuming, and blocking landfills and incinerators, and very importantly, on taking back our government, so that it really is by the people and for the people.

All of this work is critically important. But things are really gonna start moving when we see the connections, when we see the big pictur, when people along this system get united, we can reclaim and transform this * system into something new, a system that doesn't waste resources or people.  

B'cause what we really need to check is that old school throw away *, there's a new school of thinking on these stuff and it's based on sustainability and equality, green chemistry, zero waste, close loop production, renewable energy, local living economies, it is already happening, and some say it's unrealistic, idealistic, ad it can’t happen. But I say the ones who are unrealistic are those who want to continue with the old path. That's dreaming.

Remember that old way didn't just happen. It's not like gravity that we just gotta live with, people create it, and we’re people too, so let's create something new.
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