It seems to me that if the materials are already in use, it would make more sense to continue to use them until they aren't usable any longer. Instead, people are taking perfectly good items, items made of materials that have already been sacrificed, if you will, and throwing them away.
Even if they recycle them, it just seems like a waste. The trees are already dead. To remove these things from your home just to be able to say that you have a "green" home sounds very trendy to me and that scares me.
Frankly, anytime that Hollywood gets involved with a cause, I worry that it won't last. Just think about when everyone was for animal rights and models went around saying they'd rather be naked than wear fur. Fast forward to now when those same models are wearing what? Fur.
I seriously hope that caring about our planet isn't just a trend that will fade much like being patriotic faded too soon after 9/11. It's up to you and I to make sure that doesn't happen people.