Reuse Month October 2018
It's estimated that Irish households reuse less than 5% of the amount of waste discarded every year, even though people continuously reuse certain items on a daily basis.
Inspired by this figure, the SRWMO along with the 10 local authorities in the Southern Waste Region & CRNI (Community Reuse Network Ireland) have a clear aim for Reuse Month 2018, that is to make people & businesses aware of how they already reuse goods, while inspiring them to do just a little bit more.
CRNI is directing Reuse Month events, seminars & information points throughout every county which will provide people with the skills, tools and know how to reuse more.
At the launch of Reuse Month in Roscommon, Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment Dennis Naughten said, "People already reuse items as part of their everyday lives, at home, at work & at play. For example many people have their favourite shoes resoled rather than replacing them, borrow books from the library, or share tools and equipment when doing jobs around the house"