Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
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.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
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.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
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).
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
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.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
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.