To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
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.
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.
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?
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 and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.