The key to making one's lifestyle more environmentally friendly, I've come to realize, is convenience. When adopting new habits is easy, people are eager to do so. But when it creates additional work, these eco-friendly changes tend to fall by the wayside.
Take reusable shopping bags, for instance. Many of us have made the switch away from single-use plastic grocery bags, but that doesn't mean we always remember to bring reusable totes to the store. Sometimes we forget, or they're dirty, or we don't have time to fight with a pile of bags that need to be stuffed inside each other in order to be carried out the door.