What is ReMark?

ReMark, Ireland’s Reuse Quality Standard of Excellence was established 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 February 2019
  • An organisational level accreditation process that ensures goods are “safe and fit for purpose”
We are delighted to say that in November 2018, Duhallow Revamp became the first organisation to be accredited to this standard. In December 2018, our second pilot member Dublin Simon Community became accredited. 

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.

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.

ReMark members

Congratulations to Duhallow Revamp and to Dublin Simon Communities, both now accredited to the ReMark Standard.

Interested in becoming a ReMark accredited business? Contact us for more information!

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