Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
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).
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
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.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
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?
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
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.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
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.