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National Reuse Month is taking place in Ireland

The Reuse Month is a national initiative in Ireland, encouraging householders and businesses to reuse more, as less than 5% of disposed of items are reused

  • October 25, 2018 19:30
  • Author Aseniya Dimitrova
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A joint initiative of the Community Reuse Network Ireland (CRNI), the waste-management companies and the 31 local authorities of Ireland, aims to raise the awareness of the importance of reusing goods for reducing waste and decreasing the greenhouse emissions. The initiative includes events, seminars and information points throughout every region and county, which provide people with the relevant skills, tools and know-how.

As individuals, we all can also contribute by repairing and reviving our goods, buying pre-loved items instead of new ones, borrow, rent and share more, bring own reusable items (such as coffee cup, water bottle, bags and containers) and motivate our peers to do the same.  Some of the events under the National Reuse Month 2018 include a Baby Market for pre-loved baby goods, Reuse academy, Vintage displays and many more.

The Community Reuse Network Ireland (CRNI) reports that reuse businesses, charities and organisations sustained more than 800 jobs, 350 job scheme training positions & 7,600 voluntary positions with a turnover of more than €80 million in 2017.

Source: CRNI.ie

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