New Guides for Old

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 22nd February, 2012

New Guides for Old with Guide Book Exchange Scheme

There is nothing more redundant than a guide book of a place you have visited. Mine end up on a shelf and are forgotten.

I pricked up my ears when I learnt about a great new initiative.

Outdoor publishers Cicerone are offering users of their guidebooks the chance to part-exchange their old guidebooks for a brand new edition as part of a unique new scheme.

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Spot a Givebox

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 12th February, 2012

Something interesting is happening on the city streets in Germany…

Giveboxes are small structures, some as small as a phone booth up to an average garden shed size.
They hold community donated items free for the taking. I have seen books, blankets, lamps and cups and saucers.
This all came about from an idea by an anonymous Berliner known only as Andy or Andreas.
You can hear a really interesting  interview with Andy, the founder on the Go to slow travel website.

Take some time to listen to him. I really enjoyed it. A fascinating story.

The very first Givebox was in Berlin last summer and others have popped up in Hamburg, Vienna, Paris, Copenhagen, Pennsylvania and San Francisco. Anyone can fill the space with unwanted items and anyone interested in those items can take them.

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Glove Love – Do the Green Thing

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 5th February, 2012

Glove Love

Question: When you lose a glove or mitten what do you do with the one you still have?

Answer: You could send your lonely glove or mitten to a London based not-for-profit service-group called Green Thing who inspire people to lead a greener life.

Green Thing, through its “Glove Love” project, accepts donations of single gloves and mittens; cleans them; pairs them with other unattached gloves/mittens; then sells the mismatched pairs to raise funds for its green-awareness activities.

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Declutter at ShAFF

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 18th January, 2012

Second Hand Outdoor Gear

Declutter at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival  a really popular event with seventy-five Epic Adventures and four Big Screens on the weekend of the 9th – 11th March 2012 are organising a second-hand outdoor kit sale sponsored by MyOutdoors.
Running throughout the Saturday and Sunday the second-hand kit sale offers you a great opportunity to de-clutter your unwanted outdoor gear and maybe make a bit of money as well.
The organisers are offering a facility for you to sell your outdoor stuff yourself or drop the kit off in advanced, price and item tagged, and let the team of volunteers sell it on for you while you take in the awesome array of films and speakers at ShAFF

ROG will be on hand through out the weekend. At the end of the event any gear still looking for a new home can be advertised on ROG for free.

If you spot a ROG T-shirt at the festival please come and say hello…

Full details on MyOutdoors.

Clothing with intent

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 3rd January, 2012

Standing in the rain at Glastonbury Festival 2009, Kate Benton had a revelation.

WiTHiNTENT uses fabric from the tonnes of broken and damaged tents that are left behind at the end of music festivals, to create shower-proof clothing and accessories for the festival market. Each item is designed and made in the UK. This is the story of how it all started…

Whilst leafing through her slightly soggy copy of The Glastonbury Paper, Kate was astounded to read that thousands of tents are left behind at this festival alone every year – with the majority ending up in landfill. Inspired by Glastonbury’s environmental responsibility, Kate decided that something had to be done to help break the disposable nature of our society. And so the idea for WiTHiNTENT was born. Tents that are left behind by naughty boys and girls are up-cycled to make beautiful, functional, ethically made shower proof clothing and accessories. Ever-mindful

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Unwanted Christmas Gifts

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 28th December, 2011

You may not like that outdoor kit Aunt Betty gave to you at Christmas, but you know you’re going to have to wear it.

Clothes have made the Top 5 list of gifts every year for the last few years.

Still, how much outdoor kit does one person need?
No don’t answer that.
Try this how much unwanted outdoor kit does one need to hang on to?
That’s much better.

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Santa’s Carbon Footprint?

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 21st December, 2011

Santa's Carbon Footprint Infographic

via Ethical Ocean – eco friendly products, fair trade and vegan shopping.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle this Christmas

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 5th December, 2011

Win a Kindle - ROG

It’s never too early to start making New Year resolutions

Christmas and New Year is a great time to declutter and get rid of all that outdoor gear you no longer want or use.

1. Reuse – Give all that unwanted outdoor gear you no longer use a second life. Post a free ad on Recycle Outdoor Gear (ROG) to swap, sell or donate your used outdoor clothing and equipment.

2. Reduce – Enter the Win a Kindle prize draw and reclaim your shelves. It’s free and easy. All you need to do is post a free ad on Recycle Outdoor Gear (ROG) to swap, sell or donate your used outdoor clothing and equipment before 11.59pm on Saturday the 31st December 2011. See terms and conditions below. Now Closed

2. Recycle –  Sort out all  your unwanted outdoor clothing & equipment taking up space in cupboards, lofts and garages that has seconf life potential and post a free ad on Recycle Outdoor Gear (ROG)


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