John and I saw this on Nightline last night.
These are 2 women after my own heart. If we could only be as awesome as the lady that has one can per year I would be thrilled. I honestly don't know how she does it.
John and I have at most a 1/2 bag of garbage (one of those big black 28 gallon bags) every 2 weeks.
We always refuse the bags at the grocery stores which is great because we get 3-6 cents credit per canvas bag we bring in depending on the store. We are also lucky enough that we can compost all of our food scraps and most paper products. Lining flower beds with newspaper is a great way to keep weeds out. We recycle all cans, bottles and cardboard which is great because we get 5 cents for every plastic bottle or can marked HI5 on it. You pay the 5 cents at the store as a deposit so why not drop it off at recycling to get it back? Otherwise you are literally throwing money away. That is our mad money that we plan on putting towards something fun like a zip-line adventure.
here is the link to enviromom blog