Including this guy, John Tierney, who writes, surprisingly, for The New York Times. I've been looking for this article, published in The NYT magazine 16 years ago. I finally came across it. It puts the lie to recycling of the mandated variety in a big way. Sadly, you have to click through 24 pages one at a time, but it is well worth the read.
I recycled some of my clothes this morning. I put them in the washing machine and dryer. I am going to wear them again.
BTW, John Tierney had a blog at the NYT. He stopped writing for it in April. But it's full of good stuff and interesting math problems. It's at here.