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 dried tea leaves as a deodoriser. Scatter them over the carpet, leave for ten minutes then vacuum up. Place in the fridge to absorb odours (like baking soda).
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
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.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
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.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Share tools and gadgets that people use infrequently rather than each of your neighbours buying their own individual items. Plan ahead and co-ordinate new purchases with your neighbours.
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.
If you order coffee when you're out and about carry your own mug to avoid paper waste – we all know this is an easy win, but do we all do it?
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.