Left to right: Sharon Keogh, Dublin Simon Community, Linda Ward, CRNI Board Member and ICSA Secretary, Ruairi McGinley, NCBI, Denise Cruickshank, Women’s Aid, Maureen O’Donnell, CRNI, and Mairead Mannion, Clarehaven Horizons.

CRNI’s Re.Mark project was established in 2017 to address consumer concerns regarding the quality and safety of reused goods in Ireland.

Initial consumer research has shown that the reuse market in Ireland remains “niche” (only 23% of the population had purchased reused goods in the past 6 months) and that barriers to purchase are mainly quality and safety. This implies that a quality standard has great potential to shift consumer perceptions and encourage more shoppers to prioritise reuse goods.

The Re.Mark project manager, Maureen O’Donnell, recently presented these results to the Irish Charity Shops Association who have four members participating in the pilot project. The first accreditation to the standard is anticipated in April 2018. For more information see here.

  • February 28, 2018

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Our funders

EPA Circular Economy Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the Circular Economy Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

ReMark Quality Mark

CRNI received funding from the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications through the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme to carry our the next phase of the ReMark project. 

For more information about the project see here.

Circular Textiles

CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.

For more information about the project see here.