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Green Enterprise Dissemination Event 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. 

The recording wil be made available shortly but in the meantime you can download the presentation below or contact [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

Back2New

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

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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ReMark Participants

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

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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.