Committed to Quality

Goods are repaired, restored, or ‘reimagined’ by trained staff to extend their usable life.

Committed to Safety

Goods have been inspected and tested to a rigorous safety standard.

Committed to Reuse

Participant organisations establish policies and set goals and metrics that further their social mission as well as the aims of the circular economy.

What is Re-Mark?

Re-Mark, Ireland’s Re-Use Quality Standard of Excellence was established in 2017 to address consumer concerns regarding the quality and safety of reused goods. The project is:

  • A pilot programme funded by the EPA
  • Ongoing from December 2016 to August 2018
  • Organisational level accreditation process that ensures goods are “safe and fit for purpose”

Why is there a need for it?

According to consumer research we commissioned in September 2017, only 23% of Irish Consumers bought second-hand (reused) goods in the last 6 months.

  • 59% Cited Quality As A Purchase Barrier
  • 43% Cited Safety As A Purchase Barrier
A Quality Standard is a way of addressing these quality and safety concerns through a formalised accreditation process.

Re-Mark members

Interested in becoming a Re-Mark accredited business? Contact us for more information!

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