Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
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?
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
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.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
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.
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).
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
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.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.