I just stumbled on to a website/film project about stuff. Namely The Story of Stuff.
While it didn't really tell me anything that blew my mind, it was very interesting. The film is about 20 minutes long and pretty much lays things out. The ideology isn't in your face. It isn't pinko, commie bullcorn, but it talks about sustainability and the need for a better system.
Honestly, I feel like there is just too much money at stake for people and corporations to just let go of this brand of consumerism. Speaking as someone who frequently succumbs to techno-lust.