It’s all about the coffee for the Rumage team

Here at Rumage, we, like most people have been juggling to keep the plates spinning these last few months, and whilst the morning coffee was always a necessary indulgence, now it seems to have raised itself to just “necessary”, fullstop. Not only does the mind and body need the bolstering of a caffeine boost, but … Read more

Upcycle it!

We know that upcycling reuses object/materials to create new products and that they have a real or perceived higher value than the original. Well, that’s the dictionary definition out the way. But it’s been proven that there are huge environmental benefit of upcycling as well. It doesn’t just reduce the volume of materials sent to landfill each … Read more

Eco at Home some top finds from rumage.com

At Rumage we believe in making second-hand your first choice. More than that – we believe that we should, wherever possible, make planet friendly choices if we can’t get what we need second hand. We’ve been championing ideas from Chilly bottles that provide cold water on-the-go, without having to buy single-use plastic water bottles to … Read more

Life probably won’t be the same again

In a matter of a few months COVID-19 has rocked our worlds (as well as the planet) and forced us all to question everything about our day-to-day lives. We are all re-imagining our values, habits and usual routines, both personally and in our working lives. Obviously, like you, our friends and family have been though … Read more

What kids worry about in 2020

Lock down reading for the whole family There are many things that we need to teach our children and while we have them at home more than ever we can spend time on important things. We found this book (What A Waste: Rubbish, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet What a Waste that we thought helped … Read more

Frightening Facts about our everyday

Trees The world’s oldest trees are more than 4,600 years old. 27,000 trees are cut down each day so we can have Toilet Paper. We can save 75,000 trees if we recycled the paper used on the daily run of the New York Times alone. Rainforests An estimated 50,000 species inhabiting our tropical forests become … Read more

Habits need to change!

Google searches for climate change beat Game of Thrones searches at the end of 2019! If this doesn’t indicate the importance of climate change and how it continues to rise up the agenda, we don’t what does. Covid 19 has stopped the world and this has shown us the HUGE difference it makes when we … Read more

Resources

We are using the Earth’s renewable resources, such as energy, clean water and air, healthy soils etc. at a rate 1.7 times that the Earth can renew them! So, what’s the big deal? Earth Overshoot day is the date in which resource consumption exceeds the Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources. This year it occurred on July 29th, and this date … Read more

Doing our bit

Following a surge in climate activism, the climate emergency is now established in the top five most important issues facing the UK today, at around the same level as the economy. So, what’s the big deal? In a survey, 69% of UK respondents could not think of a brand that is​ taking a lead in tackling​ climate change. But … Read more

The Waste Pyramid

Waste is a huge problem globally… We bin around 50m tonnes of electrical waste globally every year. That’s nearly 4 million double decker buses’ worth of old computer equipment, TVs, stereos and kitchen appliances, stretching to the moon more than 3 times over! We throw away 7.2 million tonnes of food every year, and more … Read more