Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
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.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
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).
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
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.