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.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of 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?
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
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.