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.
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.
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.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
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.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.