Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
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.
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.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
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?
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
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.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Use dried tea leaves as a deodoriser. Scatter them over the carpet, leave for ten minutes then vacuum up. Place in the fridge to absorb odours (like baking soda).
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
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).
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.