Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
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.).
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
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?
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
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.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
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.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.