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.
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
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.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Check your local library to find out all the resources it provides. Libraries are a good place to read magazines and newspapers as well as borrowing books (and DVDs).
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.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.