Our Relationship with Stuff

Global Action Plan commissioned the report 'Our Relationship with Stuff' which recommends practical ways we can all pursue improved well-being without damaging the environment.

Each year, we consume more resources than the planet can replenish, and create more waste than human systems can cope with.

The horrible irony is that all that buying and throwing away doesn’t even make us happy.

Rates of depression and anxiety have increased 70% in the last 25 years. This is particularly acute in the next generation with 93% of teachers reporting increased levels of mental illness among children and young people (source: Parent Zone survey 2016).

Our research highlights four possible antidotes we can all use, today. 


Kevin McCloud talks about Our Relationship with Stuff

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