"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.
Watch Lester Brown's presentation at the NYT Energy for Tomorrow Conference from April 11, 2012. His panel is the Opening Plenary. Other notable speakers include Thomas Friedman, Steven Cho, Daniel Yergin, and T. Boone Pickins.