Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
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.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
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.
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.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.