Buy Nothing New 2017, 2018 and onwards

Buy Nothing New : October

The Buy Nothing New Month is a global movement for conscious consumption that has its roots in Melbourne, Australia. The movement was initiated based on the results of a poll that was organised in 2011 by the newspaper the Melbourne Herald. In this poll 82% of the 10.000 respondents answered "yes" to the question if the "Buy Nothing New Month" was a good idea.


The movement encourages people to rethink their buying habits: "do I really need this product?, are there alternatives?, can I borrow it from friends or family. Rethinking shopping behaviour can help to shift from consumption to community. In order to raise awareness for their cause, the movement has chosen the month October as "Buy Nothing New Month". The initiative has spread to the Netherlands and the USA.


Another moment for conscious consumption is Buy Nothing Day, which occurs on the Last Saturday in November.



HolidayDateWeek numberDays to go
Buy Nothing New 2017October 1, 2017 Sunday39-
Buy Nothing New 2018October 1, 2018 Monday40251
Buy Nothing New 2019October 1, 2019 Tuesday40616
Buy Nothing New 2020October 1, 2020 Thursday40982
Buy Nothing New 2021October 1, 2021 Friday391347
Buy Nothing New 2022October 1, 2022 Saturday391712
Buy Nothing New 2023October 1, 2023 Sunday392077
Buy Nothing New 2024October 1, 2024 Tuesday402443
Buy Nothing New 2025October 1, 2025 Wednesday402808
Buy Nothing New 2026October 1, 2026 Thursday403173
Buy Nothing New 2027October 1, 2027 Friday393538
Buy Nothing New 2028October 1, 2028 Sunday393904
Buy Nothing New 2029October 1, 2029 Monday404269
Buy Nothing New 2030October 1, 2030 Tuesday404634
Buy Nothing New 2031October 1, 2031 Wednesday404999

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