ReMark, Ireland’s Reuse Quality Mark of Excellence was established to address consumer concerns regarding the quality and safety of reused goods. It is an organisational level accreditation process for the reuse sector.
The Quality Mark and pilot were established through EPA Green Enterprise funding. CRNI is currently working toward rolling the Quality Mark out at a national level.
Goods are repaired, restored, or ‘reimagined’ by trained staff to extend their usable life.
Goods have been inspected and tested to a rigorous safety standard.
Participant organisations establish policies and set goals and metrics that further their social mission as well as the aims of the circular economy.
According to consumer research we commissioned in September 2017, only 23% of Irish Consumers bought second-hand (reused) goods in the last 6 months.