The Re-Mark Project: Increasing Consumer Confidence in Re-Used Goods

Re-Mark Accredited Shops Demonstrate:

A Commitment to Quality – Goods are repaired, restored, or ‘reimagined’ by trained staff to extend
their usable life.

A Commitment to Safety – Goods have been inspected and tested to a rigorous safety standard.

A Commitment to Stakeholders – Participant organisations establish policies and set goals and
metrics that further their social mission as well as the aims of the circular economy.

What is Re-Mark?


Re-Mark, Ireland’s Re-Use Quality Standard of Excellence was established in 2017 to address consumer concerns regarding the quality and safety of reused
goods. The project is:

• A pilot programme funded by the EPA
• Ongoing from December 2016 to June 2018
• Organisational level accreditation process that ensures goods are “safe and fit
for purpose”

Why is there a need for it?


According to consumer research we commissioned in September
2017, only 23% of Irish Consumers bought second-hand (reused)
goods in the last 6 months.
• 59% Cited Quality As A Purchase Barrier
• 43% Cited Safety As A Purchase Barrier

Who is participating?


  • Dublin Simon Community: Dublin
  • NCBI: Dublin
  • Women’s Aid: Dublin
  • Re-Create: Dublin
  • Boomerang Enterprises: Cork
  • Kingdom Revamp: Castleisland, Kerry
  • Duhallow Revamp: Newmarket Duhallow, Cork
  • Back2New: Newcastle West, Limerick
  • Clare Haven Horizons: Ennis, Clare
  • The Upcycling Project: Wicklow, Dublin

Contact Details

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