buy nothing new

How to: Stop shopping

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

October is Buy Nothing New Month, where it’s all about doing more with what we’ve got, sharing with friends, and being more creative rather than being a wasteful consumer. Here’s our top tips on how to stop living in a material world.

Buy nothing for Christmas

Monday, 19 December 2011

Don't panic about presents, extend overdrafts and apply for another credit card for Christmas. Why spend money you don't have on things your loved ones don't want or need -- things that usually end up in landfill? Before we start lets just stop. And think about alternative ways to show our love for each other and our planet with these adorable characters Chip and Bean.

top recycler

Five ways to be a top recycler

Monday, 10 October 2011

Our top five tips for being excellent at recycling that you might not have thought of before.

Tanya Ha - blog

Green on the red carpet

Monday, 2 May 2011

Tanya Ha, regular G writer, was lucky enough to attend the recent TV Week Logie Awards. She shares her tips on how she managed to buy absolutely nothing new and hold her ground looking glamorous at Australian TV's night of nights.

The Cockburn family

Going the extra mile: buying nothing at all!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Some people take the 'buy nothing' idea to new heights by becoming self-sufficient. You might not realise it, but It's possible to do in Australia on a suburban block.

Woman reading a book while seated in a hammock

Don't we have something more fun to do than go shopping?

Sunday, 26 September 2010

In 21st century society, we’re all used to shopping: if we’re not self-sufficient for all our needs, we’re going to have to exchange money for goods and services at some point. But let’s keep it in perspective - shopping is something we have to do, yet there are way more fun things to do with our spare time than trekking around a shopping centre.

Man repairing a bike

Learning how to avoid planned obsolescence

Friday, 10 September 2010

As we move on through our challenge, it might be worth revisiting the idea that we must have new things all the time. One of our previous challenges was to Refill, Reuse and Repair - the skills you learned during that challenge will come in handy now.

Shirt on a hanger

Not new, but new to you

Friday, 10 September 2010

Our challenge is to buy nothing new all this month. That does however leave us a few options if we find that we absolutely must acquire something we don’t already own: buying secondhand, and swapping.

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