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Buy second hand, refurbished and reconditioned things.

Although car boot sales, vide greniers and the like are great for bargain hunters, second hand doesn't always come cheap if you're shopping in architectural salvage yards, antique shops and auction rooms.

Using second hand goods, halves the environmental impact of their production and reduces waste and resource use lowering CO2e emissions all along the chain.

It is difficult to quantify the carbon savings of some Actions. In this case we allocate a nominal 10kg CO2e per year. This is not reflective of the actual savings which may be significantly more, but to show that you are making a difference. If possible, we will provide representative calculations at a later date. 

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Total Carbon saved on this action 492 kg CO2e
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  •  Penney Poyzer-Schalom: 

    I love a good rummage....searching for secondhand treasures is a much more interesting journey than hitting the mall.... 

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