At the launch of Reuse Month 2018 in Roscommon, Denis Naughten TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, pictured with from left, Pauline McDonogh, Regional Waste Prevention Officer, Southern Region Waste Management Office, Declan Breen, Regional Waste Prevention Officer, Eastern-Midlands Region Waste Management Office, Sinéad Ní Mhainnín, Regional Waste Prevention & Resource Efficiency Officer, Connacht-Ulster Region Waste Management Office, Christine Costelloe, Campaign Coordinator, PR and Media Liaison, CRNI, and Claire Downey, Executive, CRNI. Photo: Ray Ryan

Denis Naughten TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment officially launched National Reuse Month 2018 in Roscommon (see official press release here). The launch took place in a upcycling and second hand store in Roscommon town, Rummage, which was the perfect place to experience how reuse already takes place and showcased how we can incorporate more reuse actions in our everyday lives. In addition to Rummage’s gorgeous upcycled furniture, items for the photo launch were borrowed from the Rediscovery Centre, Recreate and the Athlone Midlands Simon Community Shop (an ICSA member).

This year’s campaign theme is “Reuse Everyday” and during the month of October, will showcase reuse in everyday life: At Home, At Work, At Play. It will provide ideas on how individuals, communities and businesses can reuse with easy to apply online tips or by getting involved in special events taking place all over Ireland. Be sure to check out:

  • graphics to LEARN about reuse actions you can take
  • toolkits for how individuals, communities and businesses can GET INVOLVED, and
  • the EVENTS calendar for Reuse Month to participate in activities around the country during October

Those in attendance at the photo launch in addition to the Minister included Cathaoirleach Cllr Ivan Connaughton, Roscommon County Council; Cllr John Naughten, Roscommon County Council; Sinéad Ní Mhainnín, Declan Breen and Pauline McDonogh, Waste Prevention Officers from the Connacht-Ulster, Eastern-Midlands and Southern Regional Waste Management Offices, respectively; Environmental Awareness Officers Sharon Cameron (Mayo County Council), Arlene Finn (Galway City Council); Mark Malloy (Galway County Council), Nial O’Connor (Monaghan County Council), Dara Wyer (Kildare County Council); Greg Duggan, Senior Engineer, Environment & Water Services, Westmeath County Council; CRNI Members Przemek Drusewicz, Project Manager & Maker, UPcycling Project and Martin Ward, Manager, Bounce Back Mattress and Furniture Recycling; Claire Downey and Christine Costelloe from CRNI, Michelle Fallon from michelle made this, the Repair My Stuff team; and Rummage co-owners, Catia da Nova and Ray Sutton. Additional photos from the launch can be seen under Images on the MEDIA & RESOURCES page.

This is just the beginning of an exciting Reuse Month so stay tuned for what you can to do #ReuseEveryday!


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Our funders

EPA Circular Economy Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the Circular Economy Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

ReMark Quality Mark

CRNI received funding from the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications through the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme to carry our the next phase of the ReMark project. 

For more information about the project see here.

Circular Textiles

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.