Today marks the start of the annual campaign 'Buy Nothing New Month', which challenges Australians to stop buying new for the month of October.
It is an idea that suggests we shouldn't go without, but we should think about what we are buying, taking into consideration the questions "Do I really need it?", “Can I get it second-hand" or "Could I borrow it?"
My question to you is, do you think you could go an entire month without buying anything new? (with the exception of essentials such as food, hygiene and medicines)
Taking into account our consumer-driven world, this is a chance when we can really think about not only saving money but also our environment. I'm all for it, and think its quite easy to stop buying new for a month, but I'm thinking it might not be as easy for some?
Oh for goodness sakes!
I never buy anything new each month anyway.
I love second hand stuff, and really all we do is consume - consume - consume.
I do think it is funny....(what will happen to the stores if no one buys for the month of Oct) 'slight smile' :/ will they go broke!
Not a problem for me. I can't believe the number of folk who see shopping as a fulfilling outing. Get a life. The only excuse for spending the day in a shopping centre is for someone else to pay for your air conditioning. Take along a good book and broaden your minds.