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.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and 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.