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 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?
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and 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.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
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.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
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 a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.