We’ve had a rumage for some Eco Gifts

So, we could well be coming out of lock-down but I do wonder for how long. I have many friends who have summer birthdays and while I may not be able to party with them, I can send my thoughts with some Eco gifts. Rumage has been doing some hunting and here are our favourite … Read more

“Unprecedented times”… “The new normal”

These familiar phrases seem every day now – are we all sick of them?  Maybe, but the pandemic has had a huge impact on our natural environment and is likely to alter our struggle to create a more sustainable way of living in fundamental ways… According to the BBC there is cause for optimism as … Read more

Get out and garden!

We have become quite the gardeners during the lock-down – gardens all over the UK are blooming, well curated pictures of beauty. I, for one, am proud of the effort put into my lovely space and so thankful for (on the main part) the spectacular weather we have enjoyed. But does this come at a … Read more

Wooden garden games that the whole family can enjoy

To help you select more sustainable outdoor games, Rumage has been doing a little digging. We are all more plastic conscious these days and so wooden outdoor games are making a real comeback – not only are they better for the environment, they look nicer as well. Here are our top 3 Quoits a simple … Read more

The facts about Recycling

At the end of 2019 recycling rates were worse than they were five years ago, after the percentage of waste being collected fell despite pledges to make the system simpler for households. The figures from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) show that the amount of household rubbish being recycled dropped from … Read more

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