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.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
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.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
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.
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.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.