Buy Nothing Day was a big success at our house and it helped that we didn’t leave the house at all. Small Business Saturday meant a great trip to Alaska Mill and Feed for pet supplies. Today is Cyber Monday but I left my wallet at home so I guess I won’t be able to do scads of online purchasing. Darn. Anyway, “Trash Backwards” has awesome ideas.


Oh, and their web app ROCKS.

Trash Backwards Blog

Today is “Black Friday” in the United States, the day after Thanksgiving, when the Christmas shopping season “officially” opens.

Here at Trash Backwards, we’d love to help you celebrate Buy Nothing Day, instead. In fact, we think we’ve got enough reuse solutions in our database to get you through a Buy Nothing New Year of gift giving.

We’re not saying you have to give up giving gifts. We’re wagering that you’ve got what you already need, or can easily get the materials from a friend or neighbor,  to give freely to everyone on your list using only reused or upcycled materials.

We’re not just talking about tchotkes (although there are plenty of those to be made from upcycled materials, and they’re undeniably fun to create), we’re talking useful things, pretty things, items that will bring joy to the recipient while keeping stuff out of our landfills and…

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