Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
If you order coffee when you're out and about carry your own mug to avoid paper waste – we all know this is an easy win, but do we all do it?
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.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
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.
Share tools and gadgets that people use infrequently rather than each of your neighbours buying their own individual items. Plan ahead and co-ordinate new purchases with your neighbours.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).