Reuse Month 2018 was brought to you by the Regional Waste Management Offices and CRNI

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Why Reuse?

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.

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Reuse Month 2018

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.

Let us know what you think

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!

The ReuseEveryday Attitude survey was contained here.

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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.