I have a compost fettish...
Eagle eyed I will spot my husband forgetting to put his monkey nut shells in a normal rubbish bin, or the childrens fruit peelings in the same direction and get extremely cross if they just simply cant be bothered to find the bin under the sink to emtpy into and thus recycle.
Cardboard (yes even the glued ) is thrown if too big on a corner of the garden which desparately needs anything to improve its composition.
All my sons A level paper rubbish and also the university booklets ( some are made for biodegrading) go on the compost heap.
I use biodegradable washing up liquid ( eco stuff) but draw the line with clothes washing detergents.
Use any plastic cartons from used food products to recycle as storage containers for freezer. I end up with a ugly pile of tops'and bottoms' none of which fit and end up throwing a lot away after a good year is through.
I try not to flush the loo at night ( since had a new loo which flushes less or depending on what is in it!).
I do not buy many clothes ( thats merely and eccentric foibal (le?).
Leaving the teabag in my tea I eventually discard in on my window sill overlooking the garden.....When I notice how revoltingly amassed they are becoming I chuck them on the garden with a feeling of slovenly redemption.
( this Im told is another of my eccentricites) I can see others point of view but to be honest I think there is sanity in it, honestly I do.
I cut my boys hair . Ok this may not be exactly an enviromentally friendly thing but I could squeeze in that it saves on taking them to the barbers and petrol.
Took a pile of decking from a posh skip and lay walkways around my raised beds. The raised beds were frames used to deliver solar panels to put on a neighbours new roof. Spotting these I asked if he wanted to pop them round to my garden which he did. I rewarded his kindness in a bucket of sweet peas grown in the said raised beds a year later.
Use old containers to grow vegetables where possible.
I horde hoard ( sorry Ive just arrived back from a long trip in cornwall) wood which I find in many a place and use it for all manner of things.
I keep an old plactic bin under a bit of faulty leeky guttering and use the mass of rain water that collects in the bin to soak plants in.
I used to own a really old posh volvo which I bought for next to nothing second hand. It was a rust bucket but had leather seats and a button for heated seats that I loved although it never worked. If you drove through a puddle the rain flooded in. It had no heating in winter but I just so loved that car. Unfortunately athough old and second hand it was thirsty on petrol .
I did have a friend who teased me about it leaving a huge carbon foot print.
I eventually recycled it to a foreign country. I so loved that car despite everyone in my family hating it bar my youngest who I managed to convince him of his magical qualities and we both referred to it as an antique...
I keep my underwear until way past its sell by date.
I cook all my food from scratch...and avoid heavy processed food in plastic.
You may notice Im really trying hard to come up with eco friendly virtues..
I know that they are all perhaps small things compared to what we all could be doing.
My outlook is that whatever you do its a good thing. Most things go noticed and this raises peoples awareness, even the seemingly wasteless little eco recyclable things we may do.
Its a bit like picking up other peoples litter and putting it in the bin. My kids always say mum why do you pick up other peoples litter ( I dont do it a lot) and I say it shows an attitude and it makes people think about actions and that may build into something bigger.