October has been designated as National Reuse Month involving three Regional Waste Offices who are coordinating a nationwide series of events.
Speaking at the launch, Minister for Communication, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, TD, said, “National Reuse Month is a new waste prevention initiative to raise awareness about the economic and environmental benefits of reusing everyday items and materials that would otherwise go to waste.”
Local enterprise, Revamp 3R Store is a member of the CRNI – Community Recycling Network of Ireland. The store received great praise at the launch for their work over the past decade in giving the public the choice to donate their unwanted items and see them being put to good use.
Revamp 3R Furniture Store is a non-profit furniture recycling and reuse project.
Its aim is to combine recycling and the provision of secondhand furniture to the general public, with particular support for low income families. The store also now employs fifteen people, most of those having learned their trade in the Revamp Training Unit.
At the moment the annual collection at the Store shows 40,000kg plus costing over €10,000 to dispose at Amenity Site. This assists local authorities to meet recycling and diversion from landfill targets. By demonstrating the multiple benefits of reuse and recycling the 3R Store provides a centre for good practice of sustainable living in Longford.
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