03 October 2012

October is Buy Nothing New Month

Visit the website:  http://www.buynothingnew.com.au/home/
This is an extract from it….
Buy Nothing New Month is the global movement for collective, conscientious consumption.

It's a little idea that started in Melbourne and has spread to the Netherlands and USA.  It's a one month challenge to buy nothing new (with the exception of essentials like food, hygiene and medicines) .

It's literally about taking one month off to really think, "Do I really need it?" If I do, “can I get it second-hand, borrow it or rent it? What are my alternatives? Can I borrow from a friend? Can I swap with my neighbor?" .   
It's about thinking where our stuff comes from (finite resources) and where it goes when we're done (often landfill) and what are the fantastic alternatives out there to extend the life of our 'stuff'.

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