Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
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.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
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).
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
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?
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
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.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.