Furniture Reuse and Upcycling
IRD Duhallow Furniture Revamp provides furniture restoration and upcycling services and sales, offering affordable, good quality second hand furniture.
This contributes to the reduction of waste in the region. From our establishment in 2016, we have collected in excess of 4500 items of furniture, diverting a net weight of over 110 tons from potentially ending up in landfills. Of this, over 103 tonnes have been redistributed in the community.
We also provide a refurbishment service for those who wish to have their old pieces upcycled and revived. IRD Duhallow Furniture Revamp has a strict target of using no more than 10% new materials versus recycled material. To date, on average, less than 5% of the total net weight constitutes new material, including fabric for upholstery, new paints and varnishes, etc. These figures are carefully calculated and compiled each month to monitor Revamp’s environmental performances.
James O’Keeffe Institute
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.