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).
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.
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.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Those little fruit and veg labels that supermarkets use can be recycled too. Peel them off and stick them onto a plastic container in the recycling bin.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
Take time to work out how much you need before making a purchase. If you do this for items such as food and paint you'll avoid paying for quantities that will only go to waste.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.