• Mapping The Global Movement to End Plastic Bag Pollution

    Bag fees, point-of-sale bans, and outright bans are popping up all over the globe. Is your city, state or country on the map? Have a look and let us know!

    Take Me to the Map
  • The Biggest Little Problem You’ve Never Heard Of

    When you think of our global waste crisis, you may imagine landfills and incinerators. But there’s a new form of pollution–plastic microfibers–that are just as seriously threatening our planet’s ecosystems. We’re on a mission for a Solution.

    How We'll Tackle It
  • She’s a Zero Waste Superhero

    She wanted to put down roots in Detroit. And she wanted to stop waste at the source. So she founded Detroit Dirt, a compost company that’s been a runaway success. Now she’s an inspiration a new whole generation of zero waste entrepreneurs.

    Meet Pashon Murray
  • We Went to Court Over This

    In our case over Nestlé’s illegal removal of millions of gallons of water from California, we are standing up for you and for public water everywhere.

    What Happens Next
  • Less Catalogs, More Fun

    Do you want to have have less Stuff in your life? Well, we’ve got good news. Catalog Choice is now part of The Story of Stuff Project.

    Ditch the catalogs, save some trees, simplify your life. Join us today.

    Stop Junk Mail

From a Movie to a Movement

We have a problem with Stuff. We use too much, too much of it is toxic and we don’t share it very well. But that’s not the way things have to be. Together, we can build a society based on better not more, sharing not selfishness, community not division.

The Story of Stuff Project’s journey began with a 20-minute online movie about the way we make, use and throw away all the Stuff in our lives. Five years and 40 million views later, we’re a Community of more than a million changemakers worldwide, working to build a more healthy and just planet. We invite you to watch and share our movies, participate in our study programs and join our campaigns. Come on, let’s go!

Explore the Story of Stuff

Our Water, Our Future Our Water, Our Future
This Land is Our Land This Land is Our Land
Let’s Ban the Bead!... Let’s Ban the Bead!...
The Story of Solutions The Story of Solutions

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Whether you’re a teacher, a faith leader, or just somebody who is interested in learning more about how we make, use, and throw away Stuff, we offer a diverse set of curricula and resources for all ages.



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