"Only through strictness do you find conversion."
All this eco-friendly stuff is so new and so foreign to me that I stumble along making lots of mistakes. However, I'm learning that failures can lead to successes.
I went to a health store last weekend and bought an expensive glass water bottle. I love it. The water tastes better than it does in plastic. No leached chemicals and it can be reused and/or recycled forever. Still, the cost bugged me. I showed a friend at school and she said, "Why didn't you buy one of those?" pointing to a water bottle with some trendy brand name on it that had been left on the counter days ago. I checked, and sure enough, it was glass. I scooped it up to take home.
Now I have two bottles - one expensive and one free, but I never would have discovered the second one if I had not made the commitment to stop buying plastic, disposable ones in the first place.