Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
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.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
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.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
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.
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).
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?
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.