Recycle Outdoor Gear (ROG)

ROG is the UK’s first free of charge online service dedicated to helping people to find a solution to “the endless amounts of gently used and unwanted outdoor clothing & equipment taking up space in cupboards, lofts and garages”.It was set up by Sarah Howcroft, who has had a long connection with the outdoor gear industry.

She says “most preloved gently used outdoor clothing and equipment has reuse or second life potential if only you could get the word out”.

Recycle Outdoor Gear (ROG) was set up to facilitate people passing on, or getting access to, re-used outdoor equipment. You can post an ad to sell or swap your outdoor clothing and equipment. It’s all free of charge. You may also like to consider donating your unwanted outdoor clothing and gear to a charity, which can also be done through the website.

Obviously the UK is a lot smaller than Australia, with more people, but it does beg the question of whether this country could support such an initative.

For further information on ROG, check out their websiteFacebook, or  Twitter accounts.


About Cam Walker

I work with Friends of the Earth, and live in Castlemaine in Central Victoria, Australia. Activist, dad to Tali & Mia, mountain enthusiast, climber and would be telemark skier.
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