Here is a family in California who are living a zero waste lifestyle, the Johnsons. They buy everything in bulk and bring all of their own bags and containers when shopping, so as to have no packaging to throw away. They compost and make their own cleaning products and they follow the 4Rs, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and "Recycle only as a last resort." I commend them for their hard work and will be trying to incorporate some of their tips to reduce my waste output. Check out this video about their zero waste home. And also check out their blog, The Zero Waste Home, that has tips and details of how they do it.