Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
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.
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.
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).
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
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?
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
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 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.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.