Save your pennies and protect your planet this January!
Back for its second year, Buy Nothing New Month is all about moving beyond simply recycling, to reducing the amount of new stuff that we buy, and by extension, the amount of waste that we create. It’s about cherishing the things we already have, repairing things rather than sending them to landfill, and finding new homes for the things we no longer need.
And it’s not just good for the planet. At a time when many are feeling the pinch, it’s an opportunity to save the pennies in our pockets too.
Last year, 65% of those who took part bought nothing new for a whole month, and an additional 31% bought less than they usually would.
Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing our tips on how to repair, reuse and rehome our things – be they fashion or furniture. We’ll also share our advice on resisting temptation online. Whether you want to sign up as a member of the public, on behalf of a school, or a charity shop, local authority, or other organisation, we would love to have you on board for this year’s Buy Nothing New Month.