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.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
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?
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.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.