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.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
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.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).