CRNI was pleased with the results of 2018 National Reuse Month, an initiative of the three Regional Waste Management offices, that CRNI was responsible for coordinating. The purpose of National Reuse Month 2018 was to engage with individual citizens and communities at large to reuse materials, to learn new skills and to change behaviour so that Ireland becomes a more resource efficient society.
The National Reuse Month campaign in October 2018, Reuse Everyday, aimed to clearly convey the meaning of “reuse” by showing people, communities and businesses how they already reuse items in their everyday lives and provide tools to inspire them to reuse more, At Home, At Work, At Play. The theme proved to be engaged and encouraged behavioural change.
Environmental Awareness Officers and individuals, communities and businesses held 120+ Reuse Month events across the country. Three regional events took place: reuse roomset & upcycling workshops with IKEA, circular economy seminar with Tipperary Green Business Network and a Men’s Sheds showcase with Donegal County Council. Reuse Month events that took place can be seen here.
We created www.reusemonth.ie, a valuable resource that enabled individuals, communities & businesses to learn and get involved via At Home, At Work, At Play reuse scenes & toolkits.
CRNI is grateful to the 40+ partners who played a key role in extending the reach of Reuse Month.
Videos were a prominent feature of the campaign. 20+ videos provided tangible tips on how to reuse in everyday life and can be seen here.
National, regional and local media coverage included a mix of radio interviews & articles. Examples of media coverage can been seen here.
Many thanks to all who participated in the campaign and remember to ReuseEveryday At Home, At Work, At Play not just in October but throughout the entire year.