Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
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.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
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.
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.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
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.
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.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.