Just asking for what you want sometimes provides surprisingly positive results. I share a few instances where I've asked for waste reduction methods to go orders and I've been pleasantly surprised in most instances
A brief story of how I slipped up this past weekend and created more waste rather than less.
More thoughts on zero waste looking specifically at Bea Johnson's book, Zero Waste Home (available at https://www.amazon.com/Zero-Waste-Home-Ultimate-Simplifying/dp/1451697686), and her five R's: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot (in that specific order).
Moving toward zero waste with composting. Purple Glove Organics can help you set up a simple, low-cost solution to sending all of your food waste and other organics from your house or business to the landfill.