To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
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).
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
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.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
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.
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?
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no 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.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.