Story of Stuff, from extraction to disposal

In this system if you don't own or buy anything, you have no value.  In the USA, Americans are exposed to 3,000 ads a day!
But if our value is measured in how much is consumed, is it also measured by the trash we throw to the world?
Why is it that sustainability and education lost their value?
We all pay for consumerism, even if we are only buying a 1.00dollar product? you may ask. And I would say: Even more if we buy a one dollar product!
Take a look to this excellent video: