Kilkenny locals urged to Reuse at Home, at Work and at Play this October

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Kilkenny locals urged to Reuse at Home, at Work and at Play this October

More than 20 events will take place across Munster and the South East of Ireland this October as part of Reuse Month 2018, including innovative shows, demonstrations and information points across Kilkenny. 

Ireland’s three Waste Management Offices (Connacht/Ulster, Eastern/Midlands, and Southern) supported by Ireland’s 31 local authorities and assisted by the Community Reuse Network Ireland (CRNI) are encouraging Kilkenny people to reuse more in their everyday lives at home, at work and at play this October.

Reuse at work will take centre stage at a special seminar, Moving Towards a Circular Economy, hosted by Tipperary Green Business Network on Wednesday, October 17, 2019 in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, from 9am to 1pm. Businesses from all over Ireland will hear from experts and practitioners working in the circular economy.

Businesses will hear from experts and practitioners who are working in the Circular Economy and Reuse, including Jean Clarke from the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment on the topic Circular Economy: Focus on Plastics, and Claire Downey of Community Reuse Network Ireland who will be speaking about Reuse Everyday: How businesses can join the circular economy.

Speaking ahead of the seminar Tipperary Green Business Network Chairperson Sean O’Farrell highlighted the many benefits of Reuse in business and the circular economy. “Successful circular initiatives reduce dependence on dwindling natural resources and creates value for businesses and their stakeholders, as well as bringing enormous benefits to the wider society,” he said.

Pauline McDonogh, Waste Prevention Officer with the Southern Region Waste Management Office said, “Here in the southern region we have a variety of events, from a “Best Recipe to Prevent Food Waste” competition taking place in secondary schools in Waterford and Wexford, to a community-based event that brings life to old handbags in Co Carlow, entitled "A new life for the Auld Bag". In Cork there will be a number of events including a special Glitz & Glamour Fashion Show, with many more exciting and innovative shows, demonstrations and information points across Clare, Limerick and Kilkenny.” 

Claire Downey CRNI Executive paid tribute to all the event organisers throughout Reuse Month 2018 and encouraged those who cannot attend an event in their locality to check out some easy Reuse tips on www.reusemonth.ie.

A full list of Reuse Month 2018 events can also be found on the Reuse Month Website.