Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
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.
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.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
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 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?
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.
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.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
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).
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.