Buy Nothing Day: A counteractive movement to consumerism of Black Friday

Originating from Canada, the day is a response to mass consumption and materialism specially represented through Black Friday

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Buy Nothing Day was started in Canada to discourage consumerism and cheap items that end up in landfills, as a way to counteract Black Friday.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- On the other side of the Black Friday coin, Friday is also Buy Nothing Day.

Originating from Canada, the day is a response to mass consumption and materialism specially represented through Black Friday.

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To celebrate Buy Nothing Day, you simply have to do nothing.

Don't buy gifts. Don't buy groceries. Some people even avoid driving or using electronics.

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This year, Greenpeace carried the banner on social media, encouraging people not to buy cheap items that won't last and end up in landfills.

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