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

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Check out the graphics below to learn how you can reuse more at Home, at Work and at Play

At Home

Buy (or donate) pre-loved instead of new with Irish Charity Shops; social enterprises (Limerick, CorkKerry, Longford), vintage stores & markets Repair or revive appliances with an authorised repair person, the Repair Directory or local sources Upcycle exisiting or buy upcycled for that special touch. Try social enterprises (Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Kerry, Longford)

Borrow cookbooks or infrequently used items, like ice cream makers. Try your local libraryWeShare, a family member or neighbour

Refill reusable containers & bags when shopping or packing food for on the go

Swap anything, even the kitchen sink, for free on FreeTrade, WeShare, or at a swapsie event, or trade with Adverts, Done Deal & Facebook groups

At Work

Buy (or donate) pre-loved treasures instead of new. Try Irish Charity Shops, social enterprises (LimerickCorkKerry,   Longford), vintage stores & markets

Upcycle existing or buy upcycled furniture or office clothes for that special touch. Try social enterprises (Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Kerry, Longford)

Reuse coffee cups and water bottles when on the go. See Conscious cupRefill Ireland

Repair or revive office equipment with an authorised repair person, the Repair Directory or local sources

Donate surplus computers to authorised refurbishers, Rehab Recycle  or  Camara, food to FoodCloud, packaging to ReCreate

Swap stationery & office furniture for free on FreeTrade, WeShare, or trade with Adverts, Done Deal

Borrow books or specialised equipment. Try your local library, or WeShare 

At Play

Buy (or donate) pre-loved bicycles and play equipment instead of new. Try Babymarket, social enterprise (Dublin, Belfast), markets and more or Adverts, Done Deal and markets

Swap tools, plants for free with FreeTradeWeShare, or try starting a community tool share

Upcycle or buy upcycled furniture from Irish Charity Shops, social enterprises (DublinLimerickCorkKerry,   Longford) or paint (Dublin, Limerick) to jazz up the garden

Refill reusable bottles when outdoors or on the go (Refill Ireland) and get reusable picnic gear

Repair or revive tools & gadgets. Try the Repair Directory or local sources

Borrow or rent outdoor or sports equipment. Try WeShare for sharing opportunities.

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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.