The good news is, the alternative to wasteful consuming is better for us, our mental health and the health of our planet.
This month is a chance to cut the clutter.
To refuse, reduce, reuse, rethink (recycle being the last option, after all other avenues are exhausted). Easiest way? Keep out of shops and avoid advertising, magazines and stuff that exists to convince you that you need more stuff.
Go Marie Kondo. Clear out stuff, get it back into circulation. Be part of the circular economy. Donate it to charity, gift it to a friend.
Clear out the stuff you don’t need to make space for the stuff you do need.“An estimated £30bn of unused clothing hangs in UK wardrobes, and yet still we shop for more.”
“Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse.” – Desmond Tutu
The Buy Nothing New Month Crew