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.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
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).
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
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.