Milestone reached for CRNI as further development of its ReMark quality mark funded by Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme (CEIGS)

 

CRNI is delighted to be awarded Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications’ Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme (CEIGS) funding to prepare their quality mark #ReMark for national roll out - which, CRNI believes can be a 'game changer' in Ireland’s #circulareconomy transition.

ReMark is a quality mark developed and piloted by CRNI in 2018-2019 for the reuse sector, thanks to EPA Green Enterprise funding. T

he aim of the mark is to raise the profile of, and demonstrate the quality and safety of second-hand, upcycled and refurbished goods.

During the pilot, three organisations were accredited, including - Dublin Simon Community, IRD Duhallow Furniture Revamp and Back2New Upcycling.

The CEIGS funding will enable CRNI to streamline the quality mark and prepare it for national roll-out through bringing processes online, developing templates and supporting peer to peer mentoring. 

CRNI members and private sector reuse enterprises will be encouraged to become accredited to the scheme and promotional materials will be developed to align with the Government’s expansion of national circular economy branding.

By encouraging more people to buy second-hand, upcycled or refurbished instead of new, the quality mark can also help reduce the carbon footprint of our everyday purchases.

To find out more about ReMark, please visit www.crni.ie/re-mark

To read the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications' press release - Click Here