i watch the today show before class every morning. today, they introduced a couple in california who doesn't have any garbage! they bring mason jars, bottles,mesh bags, shopping. cheese, meats go in mason jars. they use toothpaste power in a re-useable jar and bio-degradeable toothbrushes from australia. they avoid clutter and limit to things that can fit into a container. they don't buy anything in boxes. they buy pasta, grains from their co-op with cloth bags.
adam and i bring our totes shopping always. we also have mesh bags for vegetables. this article is a real eye-opener, it makes me want to try a little more and reduce our trash intake.
some new things i learned from this article is that plastic (#1 + #2 plastic) once recycled cannot be recycled again. those type of plastic also end up in the landfills.
bea johnson's blog here