This all reminds me of another anecdotal story of positive change. When I was in high school, one of the big environmental issues was eutrophication of the Chesapeake Bay from nutrient sources in laundry detergents and other soaps. My friends and I started an environmental club in high school, and one of our goals was educating consumers to look for low-nitrogen laundry soaps. These used to be somewhat difficult to find- but now if you look on the labels, most soaps are nitrogen and phosphate free. So although things may change slowly, they do change!
Happy spring, everyone-