Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
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.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
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.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
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).
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.