Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
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.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
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).
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.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.