National Reuse Month 2017 launches - Repair Remake Re-imagine
Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr. Paul Gogarty launched the Eastern-Midlands Waste Region programme of events for National Reuse Month in the South Dublin County Council Offices, Tallaght on Tuesday the 3rd of October 2017
Reuse Month is a nationwide initiative coordinated by the three Regional Waste Management Offices and involving nationwide series of events to run throughout the month.
Speaking at the launch Mayor Gogarty said “I am delighted that South Dublin County Council is launching Reuse Month for the Eastern Midlands Waste region. Reuse Month is an important initiative that promotes reuse and waste reduction, which in turn decreases the amount of materials going to landfill and helps conserve precious resources. Education and awareness are important aspects of Reuse month and with this in mind there are many wonderful and interesting reuse events being carried out across Ireland. Today, South Dublin County has a fashion skills and upcycling workshop, along with book exchanges in County Hall and Clondalkin Civic Offices and vintage displays which show that just because something is old doesn’t mean it can’t still be used and be fashionable. Reuse month aims to make people more consumer conscious and encourages people to look at everyday items that can be reused in another way”.