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    Please watch this 20-minute video about "The Story of Stuff": http://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-stuff/.

    1) Explain the different types of "obsolescence" described in the movie and 2) Find one example of sustainable practices being implemented by an organization, a company, a country, or a city that aims at reducing its impacts on wastes and their consequences on the environment, describe this sustainable practice and the significance of its impact. Provide a reference to support and a min of 250+ words.

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    Planned obsolescence- These are things that are designed to break, and must be replaced when they do so. The consumer doesn't want to replace it, but has to do so because it is broken.
    Perceived obsolescence- These are things change in appearance, making it obvious that something isn't new anymore. This makes people want to chuck the older things so they can have what looks newer. These are things like shoes and clothes. People know they will look out of fashion if they wear what ...

    Solution Summary

    The manufacturing process and ways to make it more sustainable."The Story of Stuff" is analyzed.