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.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
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.
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).
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.