We have two compost bins in the back yard, filled with happy, hungry worms who take care of all our veggie and fruit trimmings.
We use reusable bags for shopping, including some very light net bags for produce, and some denser mesh bags for nuts/seeds.
We never buy bottled water - we go to a natural artesian spring and fill water cooler bottles for our drinking/cooking water (it tastes so much better, and no chlorine!), we don't drink soda.
We have curbside recycling for cardboard, paper, cans, plastic bottles. We save up glass and then run it over town to the recycle place.
We probably still fill one tall kitchen sack per week. *sigh*