As Minister of State in the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, I had the pleasure of launching National Reuse Month at Collins Barracks in Dublin.
The initiative, which will run for the fourth year this October, was developed by Ireland’s three Waste Management Offices – Connacht/Ulster, Eastern/Midlands and Southern.
The goal is to make “Reuse” a normal activity in the majority of households.
Reducing waste by reusing or repairing items while eliminating single use products will help change the way we consume goods.
This is turn will have a positive impact on waste prevention and the unnecessary use of resources.
In that way, we can reduce our greenhouse emissions and help achieve our climate action targets.
A national Upcycling Challenge will take place in conjunction with Reuse Month. The competition will task participants to upcycle an item that would otherwise have been discarded, thereby adding to its value and making it fit for purpose once again.
Details of all Reuse Month events are available on