"The use of paper, perhaps more than any other single product, reflects the throwaway mentality that evolved during the last century. There is an enormous possibility for reducing paper use simply by replacing facial tissues, paper napkins, disposable diapers, and paper shopping bags with reusable cloth alternatives." –Lester R. Brown, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Deborah Zabarenko posts on Reuters Environment Forum blog 'Food for thought,' citing Lester Brown's World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse. Posted January 12, 2011.