The month of October marks ‘National Reuse Month’ in Ireland. This month encourages Ireland’s citizens to reuse stuff as much as possible, for as long as possible. This avoids the need to extract raw materials, manufacture and distribute new stuff, and avoids waste thereby cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions.
For National Reuse Month, you should consider not only reusing items, but also upcycling them wherever possible, too! Rather than chucking your broken sofa away, or taking your chipped TV to the tip, consider getting these items repaired and instilling them with a new lease of life! It’s easier than ever to find someone to repair your stuff for you, using Repair My Stuff’s online directory.
There’s never been a better time to finally get around to fixing and repairing your household items. From shoes to jewellery, fridges to furniture and TVs to kettles, most of your items can be repaired and usually for a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new one.
Be more reasonable this October and consider repairing your items instead of bobbing to the shop to purchase new ones. When browsing Repair My Stuff’s online directory, you’ll likely be surprised by the vast amount of items that can actually be repaired, rather than just chucked out!
If everyone in Ireland makes an effort for National Reuse Month in October, we can begin being a more environmentally conscious country and set a precedent for others. National Reuse Month is critical, as from climate change to plastic pollution, our planet is showing signs of environmental stress.
To celebrate National Reuse Month, there are a number of events taking place place all over the country including workshops, webinars and competitions. See a full calendar of events on www.mywaste.ie.
Everyone at Repair My Stuff hopes you feel motivated and determined for this year’s Reuse Month! If you have any queries about repairing your items, you can contact Repair My Stuff’s friendly customer service team here. We’re happy to guide you and kickstart your more environmentally friendly journey!
This website is an initiative of Monaghan County Council, other local authorities, the Local Authority Waste Prevention Network (LAPN), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the repair industry.