Achieving zero waste? According to one family, it starts with the 4th “R” Refuse, then Reduce, Reuse, and finally Recycle. I can’t tell you how many times I purchase something only to tell the clerk after she/he has already put the item in a plastic bag, that I don’t want the bag.
The first step to zero waste is don’t bring trash home. The following video shows how one family has taken on this challenge. How one family creates a zero waste home
Bea Johnson also writes a blog on this subject, Zero Waste Home Blog. There are some great ideas on the Tips page.