Clwyd West MS Darren Millar is supporting a campaign that seeks to encourage the public to re-think their shopping habits and support local reuse charities.
During this challenging economic climate, the message of recycling and reuse of pre-loved items is becoming increasingly prevalent, especially in relation to its positive social and environmental impact.
On November 25th 2022, Conwy county based Crest Cooperative will be participating in ‘Buy Nothing New Day’, a 24 hour detox from consumerism and an opportunity for people to tune into the impact we have on the environment through shopping.
Darren, who is supporting the campaign, said:
“At this time of year, in the run up to Christmas, people are usually buying more new goods than ever.
“Buy Nothing New Day challenges the Black Friday mentally of purchasing brand new items on mass.
“Recycling is great but reducing is better. If we all take simple steps to cut down on what we consume then collectively we will change our attitude towards single use packaging, fast fashion and our throw away culture.
“This campaign encourages people to re-think their shopping habits and support local reuse charities such as Crest Cooperative, whose profits are being diverted to support their Foodshare programme, ensuring that no family or individual goes hungry this winter, increasing their range of pre-loved and brand-new discounted whitegoods to ensure that everyone can access reasonably priced appliances, and in providing work experience and voluntary opportunities to people from across Conwy County.
“With rising energy prices and a cost-of-living crisis impacting us all, Crest Cooperative believe that their community focused approach is more important than ever, and I couldn’t agree more.”
To find out more about the campaign and Crest Cooperative visit: Second Hand Furniture Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Conwy | Crest Cooperative