If it's on the store shelf, it's been tested and found safe, right? In this podcast with Annie Leonard of the Story of Stuff, Bev Thorpe of Clean Production Action talks about the hidden chemical dangers in everyday products and how green chemistry promises to transform the relationship between us and our Stuff.
Annie Leonard created a global phenomenon with her movie the Story of Stuff, a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff -- which has been translated into 15 languages and viewed more than 12 million times online -- exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.
View the original The Story of Stuff here, along with Annie's short films, The Story of Cosmetics, The Story of Bottled Water, The Story of Electronics, and The Story of Solutions.
Bev Thorpe, consulting co-director of Clean Production Action, has researched and promoted clean production strategies for more than 25 years with groups such as the United Nations Environment Programme for Cleaner Production and Greenpeace International. Her current focus is promoting green chemistry within government policy and company practices and she continues to train, teach and publish materials that advance clean production strategies internationally. Read more about Bev Thorpe here.