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.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
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.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
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).
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
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.
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.
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?