We extract materials from the earth.
We turn these into products, using energy, water and chemicals.
...and once used, we throw many of these products away.
It takes up to 10 days for bananas to decompose, 5 months for newspaper and 500 years for aluminium cans! And some plastic and glass bottles never break down!
Based on the original book ‘How We Make Stuff’ by Christiane Dorion, Templar Publishing, 2012.
Website text by Christiane Dorion - Design by Harriet Pellereau.
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