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.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
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.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
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.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.