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.
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?
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
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.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Take time to work out how much you need before making a purchase. If you do this for items such as food and paint you'll avoid paying for quantities that will only go to waste.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.