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.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
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?
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).
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
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.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
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.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
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.