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.).
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.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
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.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
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.