I just found this site, and I'm enjoying checking it out so far...
New American Dream
I found it through this link about putting an end to bottled water use. We've managed, without any real work or hassle, to go bottle-free very quickly. Very rarely do they pop back into our lives anymore. A Thermos, Sigg, or Kleen Kanteen is all it takes.
Now, to tackle the immense amounts of plastic that come into our house still with every shopping trip! I recycle what I can, but our city only takes plastic 1 and 2. I am agog at all of the packaging we deal with just for a few cups of shredded cheese, for instance-- ack! I fear a bigger effort to buy in bulk and store things in safe containers (in my dream kitchen!) is in order. Slowly, step by step. I remember being totally overwhelmed about making changes two years ago, but we've done a ton already, and it's been easy (with the only real failure our attempt to find a pthaltate-free dishwasher detergent... our dishwasher is dreadful I think). So on we go!