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.
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).
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Check your local library to find out all the resources it provides. Libraries are a good place to read magazines and newspapers as well as borrowing books (and DVDs).
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
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.