Reuse Month 2022 underway

Mayor of Waterford City and County Cllr John O'Leary launching Reuse Month at Central Library, Waterford, with Ella Ryan, Environment Officer and Lucy Aughney, Central Library, Waterford City and County Council.

Reuse Month 2022, hosted by Ireland’s three Regional Waste Management Planning Offices (Southern, Eastern-Midlands and Connacht-Ulster) is taking place throughout the month of October.

Demonstrating the value found in repairing and reusing older, everyday items, Reuse Month brings awareness to Ireland’s growing circular economy. By using and reusing items for as long and as often as possible, the need to extract raw materials, manufacture and distribute new stuff is reduced, thereby cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions.

Events are being organised throughout the month, including a flagship Repair Demonstration event in each waste region, focusing on the repair of everyday items, such as furniture, bikes and clothing. In addition, social channels will highlight guidance from experts on repair, reuse and upcycling throughout the month.

The Southern demonstration event will be held in the Coastguard Cultural Centre, Tramore, Co Waterford on Saturday, 22nd October from 11am-2pm.


Waste prevention workshops will also be held on various dates in library branches across Waterford. The focus of these workshops is making a reusable food wrap that provides a natural alternative to plastic wraps and to provide a forum to discuss reuse, composting and recycling as the wraps are being made.

In Lismore Library on October 28th there will be a Sustainable Living Tips workshop. Come along to learn about Greener Gardening, Greener Cleaning, composting, food waste prevention and general waste prevention tips.