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.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
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?
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.
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.
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.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.