Toy Lending Service
Carrickmacross Toy Library promotes play for children aged 0-6 by enabling families to borrow, not buy quality, sustainably sourced toys.
80% of children’s toys end up in landfill or in the sea after being used for an average of six months. Toys are difficult to recycle as they can contain materials that cannot be easily separated.
Carrickmacross Toy Library aims to address this environmental challenge through a sustainable toy lending service. Users can borrow up to four toys, puzzles or games for up to three weeks at a time. Parents pay a small membership fee that goes towards repairing or replacing broken toys.
c/o Carrickmacross Workhouse
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.