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.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
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.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.