For the longest time I'v really wanted to try living "zero waste" or at least as close as possible to zero waste. The main principle of it is to not producing any trash.
"Zero Waste maximizes recycling, minimizes waste, reduces consumption and ensures that products are made to be reused, repaired or recycled back into nature or the marketplace." -GRRN.org
I'm going to be taking some real small baby steps through all this but for starters here's a list of things I currently do.
-reusable grocery bags
-buying bulk foods
-glass food containers
-eating mainly whole foods & cooking at home
-using mostly rags & dishcloths instead of paper towels
And here are some of the next steps I want to take in the near future
-make reusable produce bags
-eat completely whole foods and nothing prepackaged
-making my own cosmetics, health, & cleaning products
-buy a reusable steel razor
-gardening & growing my own foods
I still have some more research to do regarding how to go zero waste in other aspects of my life like my pets. I'm really excited about this though; doing something positive for the environment.
Let me know your thoughts & if you'd ever try out some of the aspects of zero waste living.