Buy Nothing New to Reduce Waste

March 26, 2021

One of the things that we have learned over the last year is that we need each other.  We need community.  We are social animals—even the introverts among us.  Having people in your life that care about you, share your interests, and have your back is a good thing.  An even better thing would be if you could connect with a group of people who shared your desire to reduce waste. 

The Buy Nothing Project was founded eight years ago by two friends in Washington State whose aim it was to find homes for their unwanted items rather than let them go to landfill (learn more about the project here). Today there are Buy Nothing groups in over forty countries.  Create or join one of these groups in your area and you are encouraged to share and give freely. Great advice! And we encourage you to keep finding ways—especially community-positive ways like this—to reduce waste by purchasing fewer new products.


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