The Story of Electronics, released in November 2011, employs the Story of Stuff style to explore the high-tech revolution’s collateral damage—25 million tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill. Host Annie Leonard takes viewers from the mines and factories where our gadgets begin to the horrific backyard recycling shops in China where many end up. The film concludes with a call for a green ‘race to the top’ where designers compete to make long-lasting, toxic-free products that are fully and easily recyclable.
The Story of Electronics was co-created and released by The Story of Stuff Project and the Electronics Take Back Coalition, which promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry.
Another must see short film. Awareness of our choices and their consequences, is the first step to a conscious life.