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.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
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?
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Take time to work out how much you need before making a purchase. If you do this for items such as food and paint you'll avoid paying for quantities that will only go to waste.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
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.
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.
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.