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.
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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.
The quality mark and pilot were established through EPA Green Enterprise funding. CRNI is currently working toward rolling ReMark out at a national level.
According to consumer research we commissioned in September 2017, only 23% of Irish Consumers bought second-hand (reused) goods in the last 6 months.
Goods are repaired, restored, or ‘reimagined’ by trained staff to extend their usable life.
Goods have been inspected and tested to a rigorous safety standard.
Participant organisations establish policies and set goals and metrics that further their social mission as well as the aims of the circular economy.
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.