Baby steps. Make changes in baby steps. You may as well get used to us repeating this. You can't change your lifestyle overnight and eliminate plastic, reduce waste and recycle everything. It's just not realistic or practical and you set yourself up for failure. Baby steps.
Our first goal was to eliminate as many single-use plastic items as possible. Straws, disposable cups and utensils, coffee cups/lids, grocery store bags....
So that's our advice if you're just starting this journey. Conquer these first... then takeover the world!