Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme - 20th Aug 2021

CRNI is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications through the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme. This will enable us to prepare our ReMark quality mark for national roll-out, which we believe can be a game changer in Ireland’s circular economy transition.

The funding will be used to streamline the accreditation process through online services, templates and peer to peer networking. CRNI members and private sector actors will be encouraged to become accredited to the scheme and promotional materials will be developed to support a national circular economy brand. For more information or if you are interested in participating, please contact [email protected] 

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Green Enterprise ReMark Webinar - 29th Oct

According to consumer research, quality and safety concerns remain important barriers for Irish consumers in buying second-hand (reused) goods. This event as part of the EPA’s Green Enterprise webinar series, described how ReMark, Ireland’s ReMark Quality Mark of Excellence, addresses consumer concerns about second hand goods and how three organisations successfully became ReMark accredited reuse centres. 

You can watch the recording or download the presentation across. Feel free to ontact [email protected] with any queries.

What is ReMark?

ReMark, Ireland’s Reuse Quality Mark of Excellence was established to address consumer concerns regarding the quality and safety of reused goods. It is an organisational level accreditation process for the reuse sector.

To date, three organisations have been awarded the quality mark including Duhallow Revamp, Dublin Simon Community and Back2New

The quality mark and pilot were established through EPA Green Enterprise funding. CRNI is currently working toward rolling ReMark out at a national level.

Accredited Organisations

Duhallow Revamp

Dublin Simon Communities

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
A quality mark is a way of addressing these quality and safety concerns through a formalised accreditation process.

Committed to Quality

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

Committed to Safety

Goods have been inspected and tested to a rigorous safety standard.

Committed to Reuse

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

Press Coverage & Marketing Materials

Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme Announcement August 2021

Limerick Post Article June 2019 here

Featured on Mediascope, 103.2 Dublin City FM. Listen here

A Boost for Reuse through ReMark – European Commission Eco-Innovation article here

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Interested in becoming a ReMark accredited business? Contact us for more information!

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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.