Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
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.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
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.
Those little fruit and veg labels that supermarkets use can be recycled too. Peel them off and stick them onto a plastic container in the recycling bin.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.