'Kirrily Graham is the kind of person who hates throwing things away.
"I'm very much about looking after the environment and waste just drives me
insane — the amount of quality stuff you see thrown out all the time," she
So, after reading an article online about buy-nothing groups in 2019, she
looked for one in her local area.
"I realised that there wasn't one for the area I lived in … so the only option
was to start one," says Kirrily, 52, who lives in South Melbourne.
Buy-nothing groups can now be found all around Australia. They have a simple
premise: providing a safe space to gift or ask for anything you want.
There are a couple of strings attached: the gifts must be free and you can only
join a group in your local community.
"One of the key principles of buy-nothing is that the members have to live
locally," Kirrily says.'
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics