Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
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.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
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.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
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.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.