Buy Nothing New Month

January 2023 is Keep Britain Tidy's Buy Nothing New Month.

Throughout the month, They’ll be sharing a host of tips and tricks on how you can buy nothing new and make the most of what you already have.

So time to rethink what you want versus what you need, reconsider if you can repair versus replace and think about whether you can rent, borrow or buy second-hand rather than buy new.

Reducing all the stuff that finds its way into our homes can make us happier, our homes more pleasant and save us money. It’s also crucial for the environment. Buying high volumes of stuff we don’t need is causing enormous harm to our planet. From manufacturing and packaging to shipping and delivery, every stage of the production cycle emits huge volumes of carbon which is heating up Earth to unsustainable levels. Added to that, our throwaway culture is creating mountains of waste and the methods we’re using to dispose of it are damaging our environment even further.  

You can repair using the Social Sew In at the Pump House (March 18th) where volunteers are on hand to help you use the variety of sewing machines and equipment to complete a running repair or solve a problem on a project.

Repair Cafe Worcester is every second Saturday of the month at Unity House Community Hub WR5 1BE. Doors open 11am, last orders for repair is 1.30pm.

Both services are run by community volunteer groups.

You can clothes swap at the Pump House Thursday 20th April 6pm to 8pm.

Swap seeds with Transition Worcester at Worcester Community Garden on Saturday 19th February between 10 and 2.

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