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.
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.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Take time to work out how much you need before making a purchase. If you do this for items such as food and paint you'll avoid paying for quantities that will only go to waste.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.