How to wrap up Christmas and be planet friendly

As we clear up the remains of sagging pumpkins thoughts often skip past bonfire night to the height of consumer chaos….Christmas. This year however, the word is out that Christmas could be difficult to purchase.  Things are getting tricky Shortages of lorry drivers and shipping backlogs are creating havoc. Popular toys like Paw Patrol vehicles … Read more

Have A Very Merry Little Eco Christmas In 2021

At Rumage we are passionate about second-hand and are making sure that this Christmas our gift buying is sustainable or pre-used. So, this year can we shop better over Christmas and make a difference? We’ve been hunting about for some interesting gift ideas that won’t cost the earth! Here are a few the Rumage team … Read more

Planet friendly beauty without the negative impact on the environment

Sadly notorious for its negative impact on the environment, the cosmetics industry contributes to pollution and drains natural resources in multiple ways and by carrying on purchasing the usual – consumers are adding to the problem. There’s a long way to go but change is afoot, with many brands and buyers of beauty making sustainable, … Read more

New ideas for Christmas gifts

At Rumage we are passionate about second-hand and are making sure this Christmas our gift buying is sustainable or pre-used. So, this year can we shop better over Christmas and make a difference? We’ve been hunting about for some interesting gift ideas that won’t cost the earth! Here are a few will will be supporting … Read more

Rumage Festive fun without a planet overload

Well this year has flown and suddenly the holidays are just around the corner. For many preparations are in full swing for the special day, but while it’s the most wonderful time of the year, it’s not the most environmentally-friendly. From food consumption, gift buying and wrapping there is a lot of waste. Can we … Read more

Sustainable – it has to be right?

Our family like many others are obsessed with Blue Planet and David Attenborough has become a voice for our children and our planet. A quote from him really brought it home! “We are at a unique stage in our history. Never before have we had such an awareness of what we’re doing to the planet. … Read more

Plastic Free July is over, so what’s next?

Written by friend of rumage.com Susie Hudson. So Plastic Free July is over and I’m sure, like me, those that took part have learnt more about what they can do individually in terms of their own impact on plastic pollution.  Of course, plastic pollution is symptomatic of a much bigger problem and whilst we cannot … Read more

Planet Friendly Products: Part Two – Laundry

Over the last 4 months in our house, two things have happened more than normal (and it’s not coffee consumption which we have already told you about!) The fridge keeps emptying at a rate worthy of Ron Weasley returning home, and the washing machine has gone into overdrive. Some days I am sure it turns … Read more

Planet Friendly Products: Part One – Packaging

As we have seen what lock-down has done, in a positive way, for the planet we’ve been looking about for some more planet friendly, plastic free products that we could adopt so that life does not just drift back to normal. Let’s try and ditch the old habits in favour of some more planet positive … Read more

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