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Thursday Getaway: The Story of Stuff

May 07 2015

At this point in the week, we suspect you're in the mood to get out and enjoy the world outside of your computer screen, but it's Thursday, and you can't–yet. Don't despair! We've got just the thing to make you smile, daydream or draw inspiration from for your weekend, which is just around the corner.


This two-minute short film from The Story of Stuff Project shows us how microbeads make their way into our homes, as well as how these tiny plastic beads are designed to go down the drain and into our waterways. It also gives us a sense of what we can do to stop this useless trend in its tracks. While this week's video may not make you smile, it should inspire you to take action. The good news is, you can do so right now, right here: