"Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value."
— R. Buckminster Fuller
"Waste equals food."
— William McDonough, author of the book Cradle to Cradle
"Pollution should never be the price of prosperity."
— Al Gore
"Pollution often disappears when we switch to renewable resources."
— David Morris
"Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life."
— Alan Dundes
"We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place."
— Gunther Grass
"[There] is an increasing sense of what can be called 'legal pollution.'"
— Thomas Ehrlich
"One of great threats facing marine mammals in the ocean is acoustic pollution—noise pollution—which is impeding the whales' ability to find food and communicate with each other."
— Brent Plater
"The idea is to return these sites to the status they were before they were polluted. That's what a cleanup is."
— Ryan Karben
"If environmental protection efforts continue to lag behind economic growth, pollution will become even more rampant."
— Zhou Shengxian
"We have realized after 50 years of tackling the pollution problem that to be [effective] we need laws, not just voluntary agreements."
— Don Henry
"Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you."
— John Muir
"It has been written that the meek shall inherit the earth. What has not been written is that they shall inherit it after the greedy and the selfish have already polluted the air, fouled the water and poisoned the food chain. The actual moral of the parable is stand up for yourself, for our planet and for all who dwell here."
— Mr. Prophet
"Erosion, desertification, and pollution have become our lot. It is a weird form of suicide, for we are bleeding our planet to death."
— Gerald Durrell
"It's not the... the oil and the filth and the poisonous chemicals that are the real cause of pollution, Brigadier. It's simply greed."
— Doctor Who