This was too easy. I guess I picked a month in which I didn't really need anything. And most things I did buy were second hand:
- Victorian wash stand - £30 second hand
- Chair - £5 second hand
- Picture frame - 50p second hand
- Cake stand - £2 second hand (been searching for one of these for ages, for my jewellery)
- Books x 3 - £11, one was new as it was cheaper new than second hand
- Cardigan - £10 new in T-supermarket sale
- Yarn - £30 new, couldn't really get what I needed second hand
And that's it! Seriously. I don't really know why I included this goal as I knew I would manage it but I guess it helps hammer home the point that second hand really is so much better for the environment - though whether its better for the economy as a whole is a different story! Either way, its how I prefer to shop and how I'm going to continue to shop. The books, cake stand, picture frame and yarn were all items I was actively looking to purchase, the rest were incidental. That's interesting too, as there were only three purchases that entire month that weren't pre-planned - two of which were furniture, which I don't have much of as I rent furnished, and a cardigan, which will be handy for the winter (I work in a portakabin so need all the layers I can get). So overall, a success.
September's eco-goal - No Supermarkets. This will be a nightmare - there's no alternative to supermarkets up here! Time to do some thinking...