REUSE MONTH

Reuse Month October 2019

October is Ireland’s National Reuse Month, which aims to inspire you and provide you with skills and tools to reuse more at home, at work and at play.

For example, you may have already reused by getting shoes resoled rather than replacing them, or borrowing books from the library. To cut down on waste and greenhouse gas emissions, we asked everyone to go further in October and beyond by prioritising repair, buying second hand and upcycled, borrowing, swapping and refilling.

Events

National Reuse Month is packed with events to help you explore what reuse and repair are all about and why they contribute to climate action and social inclusion. See here and CRNI events page here for something near you.

We are especially delighted to invite you to these three flagship events being organised by CRNI in partnership with the Regional Waste Authorities. 

Come and meet some of the leading social enterprises in Cork that are helping to deliver climate action through reuse and recycling. Centred around the Sustainable Development Goals 8, 12, 13 and 17, you will find out about the EU and local impact of social enterprises in reuse and recycling, and hear from businesses about partnerships for a more circular, sustainable and social future.

Thursday, 24 October from 6:30 – 8:30pm at County Hall Cork. Admission is free of charge, register on Eventbrite.

Future Jobs and Skills for a Circular Economy is a half day event that will highlight gaps in our jobs and skills base needed for prevention, reuse and repair in Ireland – and what can be done about it.

Tuesday, 29 October from 9:30am – 1:30pm at Athlone Institute of Technology. Admission is free of charge, register on Eventbrite.

Sustainable style ‘took-off’ at the Sligo Airport with The Style Sessions indoor fashion runway, pre-loved marketplace, upcycling workshops and panel discussions on sustainable fashion and design.

VIDEO: The Style Sessions, 12 October at Sligo Airport

A collaboration between CRNI, the Connacht-Ulster Waste Office and Sligo County Council. Pictured above: Pete Murtagh, Environmental Awareness Officer, Sligo County Council; Cathaoirleach Councillor Tom MacSharry; Claire Downey, Executive, CRNI.

Reuse Toolkits

Take a look at these toolkits to inspire individualscommunities and businesses to take action and reuse more.

Press/Media

Read our press releases & resulting articles and radio coverage to learn more about how to get involved in Reuse Month.   

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview contact: Christine Costelloe, CRNI’s Funding and Communications Manager, at Tel: 087 369 0396 or Email: [email protected]

Videos

How can I reuse?

Eamon Ryan TD shares how his family engages in reuse everyday.

JP from The Riptide Movement shares what he does in the band to repair and reuse.

Gerry from The Riptide Movement shares how neighbours can engage in reuse activities.

Clodagh shares a creative way she reuses by avoiding plastic use when going to the shop.

See the Learn page for tips on reuse At Home.

Ali shares how she reuses and plans to reuse more At Home during Reuse Month.

Check out the Irish Charity Shops Association to find a charity shop near you.

Check out the Learn page for tips on how to reuse At Work.

Sharon describes how she used Repair My Stuff directory to fix furniture.

Check out the Repair My Stuff directory for local resources.

Check out the Learn page for tips on how to reuse At Play/Outdoors.

Some inspirational reuse ideas from Una if you are planning a home renovation.

Check out the Learn page for resources that can help you #ReuseEveryday.

Listen to Eimear's easy tip on how to always have a refillable option available while on the go.

Check out the Get Involved page for toolkits to support individuals, communities and businesses to #ReuseEveryday.

Maria shares what she does to #ReuseEveryday At Home, At Work, At Play.

Check out the Learn page and Get Involved page for tips, resources and easy steps to engage in #ReuseEveryday

Upcycling Inspiration

Upcycling Ideas

Upcycling videos developed by the three Regional Waste Management Offices

Fashion Upcycling Inspiration

Upcycling videos developed by the three Regional Waste Management Offices

Furniture Upcycling Projects

Upcycling videos developed by the three Regional Waste Management Offices

Homeware Upcycling Ideas

Upcycling videos developed by the three Regional Waste Management Offices

Clothes and Shoe Repair

Series of videos showcasing the range of businesses local in Roscommon Town that can help you repair, buy second hand, upcycle or reuse produced by The Environment Section of Roscommon County Council with the support of Local Enterprise Office Roscommon

Furniture Reuse

Series of videos showcasing the range of businesses local in Roscommon Town that can help you repair, buy second hand, upcycle or reuse produced by The Environment Section of Roscommon County Council with the support of Local Enterprise Office Roscommon

Household Appliance Repair

Series of videos showcasing the range of businesses local in Roscommon Town that can help you repair, buy second hand, upcycle or reuse produced by The Environment Section of Roscommon County Council with the support of Local Enterprise Office Roscommon

Shop Your Wardrobe Week 1

Series of videos with tips on how to reuse what you have in your wardrobe to help slow down the environmental impact of Fast Fashion. This week Lainey shows how to style one dress three ways and how to demote a dressy dress to casual wear. Produced in conjunction with Carlow County Council.

Shop Your Wardrobe Week 2

Series of videos with tips on how to reuse what you have in your wardrobe to help slow down the environmental impact of Fast Fashion. This week Lainey shows how to style your ‘good’ coat/jacket three different ways casually.  Produced in conjunction with Carlow County Council.

Shop Your Wardrobe Week 3

Series of videos with tips on how to reuse what you have in your wardrobe to help slow down the environmental impact of Fast Fashion. This week Lainey shows how to wear your pussy bow blouse three different ways and also how to create your own. Produced in conjunction with Carlow County Council.

Shop Your Wardrobe Week 4

Series of videos with tips on how to reuse what you have in your wardrobe to help slow down the environmental impact of Fast Fashion. This week Lainey shows you three different ways to style a Cape Jacket and how to upstyle your favourite shoes. Produced in conjunction with Carlow County Council.

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