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, reusemonth.ie 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 reusemonth.ie MEDIA & RESOURCES page.
This is just the beginning of an exciting Reuse Month so stay tuned for what you can to do #ReuseEveryday!