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.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
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?
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).
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
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.
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.
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.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
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.