Holy smoke, I read in Sunset Magazine (Jan. 2011) about a woman whose household produces almost no waste. Absolutely incredible. Here is her blog, which puts my tiny green efforts to total shame:
You know, as I sit and think about writing that previous paragraph, I am glad to have done what little part I can do. And really, my blog is more about getting started (white belt novice) not expert level (dragon black belt).
ETA: Here is the link to Sunset Magazine. http://www.sunset.com/home/natural-home/zero-waste-home-0111-00418000069984/