Reuse is about valuing our stuff, by using and reusing it for as long and as often as possible. This avoids the need to extract raw materials, manufacture and distribute new stuff, and avoids waste thereby cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions.
For more information on the environmental, social and economic benefits of reuse see here.
National Reuse Month 2018’s aim was to inspire you and provide you with the skills and tools to reuse more At Home, At Work, and At Play.
For example, you may have already reused by getting shoes resoled rather than replacing them, or borrowing books from the library. To cut down on waste and greenhouse gas emissions, we asked everyone to go further in October and beyond by prioritising repair, buying second hand and upcycled, borrowing, swapping and refilling.
Here is how we asked everyone to get involved.
We let people know that we would love to hear from them about their attitudes towards reuse.
We asked: What do you already reuse as part of your everyday life? What might you do to reuse more in October?
We invited people to take this survey to have a chance to win a €100 voucher at a reuse business near you!