Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
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.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
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.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
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.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
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.
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.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and 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?
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.