Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
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.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
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).
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 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.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
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.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.