In case you hadn’t guessed, the theme of this week is stuff. A few interesting facts from the Story of Stuff:

  • The average person in the U.S. now consumes twice as much as they did 50 years ago.
  • In the U.S., we spend more than 3 times as many hours shopping as our counterparts in Europe.
  • Each person in the United States makes 4.5 pounds of garbage a day. That is twice what we each made thirty years ago.

Take a look at this excellent video on where stuff comes from, where it goes and what you can do.