Heroes of Repair

As part of International Repair Day 2020 (17th October) the European Right to Repair capaign highlighted individuals across Europe who are making a significant contribution to repair in their communities.

CRNI members Duhallow Revamp and An Mheitheal Rothar were nominated to represent Ireland. Find out why repair is essential and some key challenges to repair thorugh our members videos below.

Right to Repair campaign video

Duhallow Revamp Repair Heroes

Rediscovery Centre Repair Hero

Why Repair

Repair is a key reuse activity that helps products to last for longer. Community repair prevents waste, saves CO2 and mends hearts.

The Right to Repair is about facilitating repair, ensuring products are designed for repair and supporting repairers of all kinds. 

The European Commission adopted repairability requirements on October 1st 2019 affecting TVs, monitors, fridges, freezers, washing machines, washer-dryers, dishwashers and lighting products. These requirements will impact way our products are manufactured and used from 2021 through minimum repairability requirements aimed at extending their lifetime. 

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Qualification and Quantification of Reuse

CRNI is part of a research consortium working on the Q2Reuse project, which aims to develop a methodology for the qualification and quantification of reuse. This project will be concluded in 2021.

For more information about the project see here.