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Minister Denis Naughten, TD takes the reuse pledge while launching National Reuse Month

Minister for Communication, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, TD, today launched National Reuse Month in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8.  October 2016 has been designated as National Reuse Month involving the three Regional Waste Offices who are coordinating a nationwide series of events to run throughout the month.

Speaking at today’s launch Minister Naughten 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. Throughout October, there will be local and regional workshops and events all over Ireland to promote ways for families, businesses and communities to reuse. Donating, refurbishing and repairing items are all forms of reuse and offer people a chance to save or make money, get creative, learn a new skill and do their bit for the environment.

Reuse reduces the volume of waste being discarded while also conserving natural resources, energy and water. Reuse also offers significant economic benefits by creating jobs and boosting local economies.

Events and activities taking place during October for National Reuse Month include fashion and furniture upcycling workshops, local information events, fashion shows with local charity shops, business events, art workshops and many, many more.