Australians spend over $10 billion every year on goods we don’t use, much of which ends up in the 20 million tonnes of landfill we produce annually. Buy Nothing New Month are reversing this trend one shopping trip at a time with 31 days of conscientious consumption. This October you can pledge to trade your purchasing habits for shopping alternatives. Beg, borrow and barter your way to a sustainable lifestyle (with the exception of the bare essentials like food and medications) and do your bit for the planet. Not to mention the money, time and energy (and wardrobe space!) you’ll save. It’s not too late to jump on board; any little bit counts. There’s a lot to be gained from buying nothing new.