"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.
Scott Thill interviews Lester Brown in the article 'Time for Plan B: Our Civilization is on the Edge of a Systemic Breakdown' for AlterNet. Posted March 26, 2011.