Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Those little fruit and veg labels that supermarkets use can be recycled too. Peel them off and stick them onto a plastic container in the recycling bin.
Use dried tea leaves as a deodoriser. Scatter them over the carpet, leave for ten minutes then vacuum up. Place in the fridge to absorb odours (like baking soda).
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.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Share tools and gadgets that people use infrequently rather than each of your neighbours buying their own individual items. Plan ahead and co-ordinate new purchases with your neighbours.
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.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
If you order coffee when you're out and about carry your own mug to avoid paper waste – we all know this is an easy win, but do we all do it?