Select reusable products - such as cans, rechargeable batteries and shopping bags.
Buy all-purpose products or make your own - check out eartheasy.com for non-toxic ideas.
Pick products with little packaging - less packaging means less waste. You can also buy in bulk.
Sell or give away unwanted items - donate to your local charity shop or sell at a car boot sale.
Use up all toxic products - such as furniture polish and paint, so no hazardous material ends up as waste.
Paper, envelopes and packaging - all make great art materials for children.
Jars and pots - can be used as containers or make jams and preserves for gifts.
Plastic and paper bags - can be reused for shopping, used as rubbish bags or as wrapping paper.
Used wood - can be used as firewood or wood crafts for children's projects and small garden objects.
Check out Pinterest for Recycle and Reuse Crafts.