If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
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.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
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).
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
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.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.