Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
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.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
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.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
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.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.