"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.
Joel Makower of GreenBiz.com spoke with Lester recently about the challenges and opportunities in a world with a growing demand for food, a rising population and climate change. Lester said, "What's happening is that we're seeing a tightening of food supplies. We're going to see much higher food prices in the future. We've actually seen world grain prices double since early 2007 and that increase is going to continue in the future. And not only is that rise in prices likely to continue, it may well accelerate because we're pressing against the limits in so many parts of the world." Check out the full interview here.