Choose rechargeable batteries and a battery charger to cut down on disposables. Eventually recyclable batteries reach the end of their life too but they can be recycled – local recycling policies vary so check with your recycling facility.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Check your local library to find out all the resources it provides. Libraries are a good place to read magazines and newspapers as well as borrowing books (and DVDs).
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
If you only need a tool or piece of equipment infrequently then instead of buying one, save resources by asking a friend or neighbour if you can borrow one. Or check online for a lending club, such as Streetbank.