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.
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?
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
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're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and 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.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
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.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
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.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
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).