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.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
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.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
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).
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).
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
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?
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
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.