The Story of Electronics

The Story of Electronics 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.

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.

Our production partner on the electronics film is the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, which promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry.

And, for all you fact checkers out there,
http://www.storyofstuff.org/2011/02/13/story-of-electronics/

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50 Comments

  1. Ken Lee on December 10, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Its been 10 years and not much has changed

  2. DrDigital on December 10, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Many different companies have different power adapters and are "proprietary" so you are not able to use one charger on another device

  3. Kiro on December 10, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    CRT’s Contained that lead content in their screens to prevent potential X-Ray emissions from the electron gun

  4. Quintin Joelle on December 10, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    did she really just say ugh

  5. Heart Love on December 10, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Module brought me heree

  6. knowledge unlimited on December 10, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    "Take it back" was awesome.

  7. Bovin Liu on December 10, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Ironically we learn this from the "designed for the dump"

  8. Dark on December 10, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    most of the toxic chemicals in the computer are the power supply breathing it in is like breathing in metal that was left in toxic for 2 years

  9. Jack Toulson on December 10, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    1:03

  10. Mary May Nuez on December 10, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Great idea

  11. L WGG on December 10, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    The sustainability era of today would be the perfect opportunity for creative entrepreneurs to think in terms of "green product", yet thàt can only happen if governments take action … And let’s face it, most politicians are too afraid to receive criticism and just sell their opinions to the highest bidder.

  12. Char Gamer on December 10, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    For once she is in higher than 144p

  13. AdiV 67 on December 10, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    im here for online school lol

  14. Alisa Yang on December 10, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Who’s here becuz of Online school T>T

  15. Gabriel Göktas on December 10, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Was geht ab?

  16. Kats_not_a_furry on December 10, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    0:52 are you dumb stupid or dumb?

  17. jeremy bantigue on December 10, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    jem

  18. killerlightning - on December 10, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    You might see me as a pessimist, but I really think that manufacturing products to last longer would be worse for corporations because they wouldn’t make as much money by selling the same thing many times more. As such, innovation and technology would slow down, only to be overtaken by China and India, which practically don’t care at all about the environment or their people, which they send by the hundreds of millions to what basically amounts to slavery.

  19. ester186 on December 10, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Like for 2020

  20. Deborah Newman on December 10, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    watercooler

  21. hannsmi on December 10, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    hi gais if kita mo ani.. hi 😀

  22. Christine Atkinson on December 10, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    *THAT IS WHY THE LORD YAHWEH IS ANGRY & THE TRIBULATION IS ABOUT TO BEGIN* !!!!! *REPENT FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND. ALL WHO CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD YAHUSHUA WILL BE SAVED* !!!!

  23. Badr Mehdi on December 10, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    das allemaal ziever in pakskes

  24. Richwell ARwell on December 10, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    "To understand these problems as a step-in and turn these problems into solutions"
    Me: 𝗦𝗨𝗕𝗦𝗖𝗥𝗜𝗕𝗘𝗗.. <3

  25. Bruno A. Leandro Pérez on December 10, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    skeeeeereeee

  26. Lover of languages. on December 10, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Good job. You and your team make high quality products! i really want to be friends on youtube and subscribe to your channel.

  27. Vartika Bhagat on December 10, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Im watching this on a gadget

  28. Christian Ned Mejia on December 10, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    kaway-kaway mga grade 10 SSCs!! HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA

  29. My Gmail on December 10, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    What this comes down to is:

    I throw away my electronics

    But its still your fault, not mine

    Also she talks about how the companies are trying to save cost and make money

    But at the same time she also says she doesnt want to get her DVD player repaired because shed rather save costs and buy a new one

    This was quite a dumb video.

  30. jappie gaming on December 10, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Karen?

  31. Ewa420 on December 10, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    This video taught me exactly 0. Fuck my teacher for giving me this homework.

  32. NIKKA ELLA CORREA on December 10, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Great video! It’s really an eye-opener.

  33. ‡ DarkOort ‡ on December 10, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    what’s the end music ?

  34. The Story of Stuff Project on December 10, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    What could go wrong if profit-driven corporations gained control your city’s public water systems? Watch our latest animation, The Story of Water! 👉🏽 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04jTleV0gK0

  35. BlackRain87 on December 10, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Guess what? Jesus Christ the Son of God loves you! 🙂 As a matter of fact He loves you sooo much that He came to Earth and lived a sinless life and died on the Cross for your sins and rose again on the third day and if you Repent of your sins and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior then you will be saved (John 3:16) Jesus loves you! 🙂

  36. Sandra Smith on December 10, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Wow just got my fresh BTC from @Knightdak what of 6k on telegram is the only legit vendor that sells CC and dumps I got some from him …. guys make sure u deal with him….thanks so much bro💯💯💯

  37. Zhang on December 10, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    arriba españa joder

  38. Sehbaj Singh Bhinder on December 10, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    The story of a good yt channel

  39. PixL_Cloud on December 10, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    ‘Complains about e-waste’ *Proceeds to upload to youtube, a app on electronics that will eventually become e-waste*

  40. Marcel Ward [Student] on December 10, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    u dont explain nothing

  41. Houston, we have a Gamer Moment on December 10, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Darn, it’s almost as if there’s a certain economic system that makes sure this sort of business practice thrives and prospers for decades. Can’t seem to put my finger on what it is though?

  42. kjerstial on December 10, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    I wish I lived in the 80s honestly

  43. Tom Delaunay on December 10, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Woaw génial cette vidéo educative

  44. Vertexero on December 10, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Bruh I came here lookin for historical stuff, not some anti-capitalism propaganda

  45. Asher Verteramo on December 10, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    i like miscarriages

  46. و عِلمٌ ينتفع به Walid amour innovations on December 10, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    مرحبا 🔥🔥
    هذه قناة قمت بإنشاءها من أجل إستغلال فترة الحجر الصحي في إنشاء المشاريع الإلكترونية عن طريق الأردوينو و تقديم الشرح المفصل في إنجاز المشاريع الألكترونية ولدي برنامج حيث كل أسبوع سأقوم بإنجاز مشروع و شرحه
    (الكود البرمجي + التركيب ) 💜😍

    لذا يرجى الإشتراك في القناة من أجل الإستفادة و إحتراف الأردوينو
    ف الشرح سيكون مبسط جدا 🔥🔥💖

  47. Shane Irish on December 10, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    10 years have passed and the "geniuses" haven’t done anything so genius for the environment 🙁

  48. Ankit Raj on December 10, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    amazing

  49. Billy Smith on December 10, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    @Knightdak on telegram is a real vendor I can’t believe my eyes that man too real Goat on this he on telegram He sell credit card with high balance

  50. nglspaghetti on December 10, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    pov= you came here from the slideshow

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