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 electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
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.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Check your local library to find out all the resources it provides. Libraries are a good place to read magazines and newspapers as well as borrowing books (and DVDs).
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
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.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
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.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
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?