Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
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.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
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.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
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.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
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.