Zero Waste- how can I do that?

I was talking with some pals last night and we mulled over an idea for reducing waste at the grocery store. I've been interested in reducing waste for a little while (buying blulk, using beeswax to wrap items rather than plastic bags), but I know there is so much more I can do. Buying bulk makes a big difference, however, and I'm looking into making my own beauty products, my own snack bars, making my own chocolates.

I came across this video about a gal who has basically reduced all her waste to one jar...one jar from the last 2 years of trash!! She composts everything else, or uses reusable items that she can wash.

I think it's all about baby steps and making a commitment to the effort every day, even if it's small. Today I will start by trying to think differently about my storage stiuations and what I can improve, as well as focus on eating all my leftovers.

I do wonder- is toilet paper waste? Can I ever get away form using toilet paper? Don't know if I want to....

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What do you do to minimize your waste trail? I'd love to hear your creative solutions, because we truly learn by sharing and experimenting.

Also- urban food foraging?! This is something I'm diving into next!

-Annie