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3 Ways to Help Reduce Rug Wastage

par Sandy Wong mars 01, 2021 2 lire la lecture

3 Ways to Help Reduce Rug Wastage

Have you heard?  It's Rug Recycling Awareness Month here at Rugs by Roo! 
As a consumer of rugs, there are 3 ways you can help reduce rug wastage:

1.  Recycle Your Old Synthetic Rugs

If you're looking to dispose of an old synthetic rug made from polyester or nylon material, instead of bringing it out to the curb, consider recycling it!

Did you know that almost all rugs can be recycled?  Some materials are more complex than others but there are a few places you can check so that your rug doesn't have to end up in landfill.  Check out this write-up by RecycleNation.com on how to recycle carpet and area rugs.  Carpet America Recovery Effort and Shaw Floors are two great resources they share in their article where you can bring your rug for recycling.  If you're in Canada, you may find this article helpful.

2.  Purchase a Recycled Rug

If you are looking to purchase a new rug to replace the old, consider purchasing a rug made from recycled plastic bottles.  In this blog post, we talk about the perks of rugs made from recycled plastic.  They make great patio rugs and last longer than the conventional patio rugs that are spayed with heavy UV and stain resistant chemicals.

3.  Purchase an Upcycled Rug

While recycled plastic rugs are a great option for the outdoors, we do not recommend them being used inside the home.  Synthetic rugs should be avoided inside the home whenever possible as not only can they cause sensitivity issues on small children but they also release microplastics that are not great for our environment.  

For indoor rug options, consider shopping for an upcycled cotton rug!  Upcycled cotton rugs are made from scraps of cotton fibres that are biodegradable and hypoallergenic.  Rug manufacturers that invest in upcycled practices are able to achieve near zero waste in their factories.  And some has gone as far as keeping the cotton un-dyed, which contributes to further savings in water and energy during the production process. 

Now that we've filled you with some knowledge on how to recycle and shop with intention, sign-up below for a chance to win a new 4' x 6' upcycled cotton rug!  One lucky winner will be chosen on April 1st and will receive a 4' x 6' upcycled cotton rug from the new Lorena Canals RugCycled® Collection. 

Giveaway is open to all USA and Canadian residences.  Accepting entries from March 15 to 30.  Winner will be chosen on April 1.  One entry per person.

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Sandy Wong
Sandy Wong

Being a mother to three kids and a beagle, I understand the struggles of trying to find the best for my children. Instead of spending hours researching which rug to buy, I hope to bring the best to you so that you can go back to spending time with those you love.


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2022 Month-of-Giving: GoodWeave International
2022 Month-of-Giving: GoodWeave International

par Sandy Wong janvier 10, 2022 2 lire la lecture

I know that the difference Rugs by Roo makes today is just a drop in the bucket.  Our Month-of-Giving campaigns are far from where I envision them to be to make the level of impact I want to make.  But I know that by introducing the awareness at the consumer level, we can start to shift shopping behaviours to drive the initiative and the support needed to bring down those numbers.  
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The Difference You Made in 2021
The Difference You Made in 2021

par Sandy Wong décembre 31, 2021 3 lire la lecture

Written by Anjali, Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation US As 2021 draws to a close, I want to thank you for all you have done to support our work and to ensure that all children are free and have the opportunity to be educated and reach their full potential.  Together, we accomplished so much in 2021 for the world's most marginalized children.  I hope you read this end of year recap with pride, knowing that none of this would be possible without you.
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Reflecting on 2021 by Sandy
Reflecting on 2021 by Sandy

par Sandy Wong décembre 18, 2021 3 lire la lecture

I am not ashamed to admit that I worked my butt off this past year but with very little to show for in terms of numbers.  There were months where I couldn't even cover my son's tuition, the portion that I had agreed to cover while my husband paid for everything else.  There are many days where I wonder whether I am cut out to be a business owner. 
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