That’s Rubbish

We saw a documentary recently (Beijing Besieged by Waste by Wei Cheng La Ji) suggesting Bejing will run out of landfill space in two years.

Apparently in 4 years, UK will have no landfill sites left.

Where will all that stuff go when the landfill fills up?

Do we really want to keep ploughing through stuff and dumping it in the ground?

We’re just asking…

Swap Off!

A wicked way to get involved in Buy Nothing New Month is to hold a swap off.

Invite your mates around, but everyone brings 5 things (clothes, books, toys, homewares) they’re not using anymore.

Let the swapping begin.

You clear your house of some clutter, and everything gets something ‘new to you’.

Anything not claimed at the end of the swap off gets donated to your local charity store, like the Brotherhood of St Laurence or Sacred Heart Mission.

The Buy Nothing New Month Crew

What about an experience people?

But it’s my boyfriend/wife/boss/dog’s birthday!

What about an experience people?

We’d rather an awesome experience like an outdoor adventure, a gym membership, tickets to The Wiggles (or not) over a soap-on-a-rope any day.

Plus, if you really want to give someone another ‘thing’ second hand does not mean second best. Antique jewellery anyone?

We’d love you to post on our Facebook the best ideas for giving an experience over ‘stuff’.

The Buy Nothing New Month Crew

Buy Nothing New Month – October 2012

Welcome to Buy Nothing New Month!

It’s that time again.

This year, welcome to the Dutchies who have launched BNNM locally, and our mates in the USA who are gearing up to launch BNNM in the States.

We were wrapped last year to have people pledging from all over the globe, from Spain, Portugal, South Africa…

We hope you have a blast, that you make mates with neighbours (a lot can happen when you knock on the door and ask to borrow a drill…) that you look at your existing stuff differently and that you get out there and spend time with your mates and family instead spending money on stuff you don’t really need. Continue reading “Buy Nothing New Month – October 2012”