Zero Waste Cashel – Reuse Month 2017
Reuse Month 2017 is part of a national environmental initiative to educate people about reusing end of life products and materials. It aims to encourage people to repurpose, refurbish, donate, sell or repair old items giving them a new lease of life and adding value.
Currently, Irish people reuse less than 2% of old bulky goods, including furniture, with most of the remaining goods going to landfill. Ireland has an obligation under the Waste Framework Directive to recycle 50% of household waste by 2020. To meet this target, households across the country will therefore have to reduce their waste and increase their rate of recycling by an average of 5% over the next three years. The initiative is coordinated by Ireland’s three Regional Waste Offices via the Local Authorities throughout the month of October for Reuse Month 2017.
To encourage reuse of items which might previously have been regarded as waste and encourage sustainable consumption a number of events are planned for National ReUse Month this October as part of the Zero Waste Cashel project supported by Tipperary County Council and the Southern Region Waste Management Office.
We want people to rethink waste. Before throwing something away, we want to change their mindset to first ask, can it be reused, repaired or upcycled into something else. Before buying something, we want people to first ask, do I really need it, can I borrow it, can I exchange it or can I buy it second hand?
Remember to bring your reusable coffee cup for a 20c discount in Grogan’s Ice Cream Parlour and Cafe and Spearman’s Bakery and Tea Rooms throughout the month and all year!
Programme of Events for Reuse Month with Zero Waste Cashel
Fashion Show, Fri. 6th Oct, 8-10pm, Bru Boru, Cashel.
As part of Cashel Lions Club annual Fashion Show and fundraiser, Second Chance Charity Shop, run by Cashel Social Services will be taking part to highlight reusing clothes and to showcase the great fashion that can be bought second hand. For more info visit the Lions Club Facebook Page www.facebook.com/CashelLionsClub
Waste Management & ReUse Workshop,
Thurs. 12th Oct, 10-11am, Spafield Family Resource Centre, Cashel. This workshop is for the Men’s Shed & Women’s Group who are based in Spafield Family Resource and will focus on effective waste management and reusing items.
Art Recycling Workshop,
Sat. 14th Oct, 2-4pm, Cashel Library, Instructor Berna Hannigan.
This workshop is for children to explore using different waste materials to create their own artistic creations. Suitable for 8 – 12 yrs old. Places are limited. To book call into Cashel Library or phone 062-63825.
Furniture Upcycling Workshop,
Sat. 14th Oct , 10.30-4.30pm, Spafield Family Resource Centre, Cashel. ReVamp Furniture – Melissa Foley.
Participants must bring their own piece of old small furniture, such as a chair, small desk, bedside locker etc. At the end of the day they will have a revamped piece of furniture they can bring home and the knowledge of how to do similar projects at home. Places on this workshop are being subsidised as part of Reuse Month and at a one off rate of €25. We will also be giving some free places via a competition on our Facebook page.. Make sure to check it out! Places are limited for this event, to book phone 087-9541527
Reusable Beeswax Cloth Workshop,
Wednesday 18th Oct, 10-11.30am, Spafield Resource Centre, Instructor Erika Reeves.
This workshop will teach participants how to make their own reusable beeswax clothes which can be used as a replacement for cling film in preserving food. Participants are asked to bring their own material such as an old cotton shirt. Ideally it might be an item of sentimental value but no longer fit for purpose ie. a shirt bought on honeymoon, a child’s first shirt etc. Places are limited for this event please phone 086-3191673 to book your place.
Bicycle Repair Workshop,
Sunday 22nd Oct, 1pm -4pm, Scouts Hall, Cashel.
The Cashel Scouts are hosting this event and bicycle repair mechanic PJ Collins will demonstrate how to fix and repair basic faults. Old bikes no longer needed but in working order can also be donated to be sold to raise funds for the Scouts.
Tool Swap and sell,
Sunday 22nd Oct, 1pm -4pm, Scouts Hall, Cashel.
This reuse event is being run by Cashel Scouts and will allow people to exchange tools no longer needed for different tools. Tools not exchanged can also be donated for sale with proceeds going to the scouts.
Sunday 22nd Oct, 12-2pm, Halla na Feile, Cashel, BabyMarket.ie.
This reuse event offers people the opportunity to sell and buy pre-loved baby clothes and nursery equipment. Any excess funds from the event will go to Cashel Tidy Towns, recent Bronze Medal winners in the National Tidy Towns Awards. Entrance fee is €3 or €5 for 2 people. To book a stall to sell your pre-loved baby items email Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Business Seminar,
Wednesday 25th Oct, 9.30am-1pm, Bru Boru Cashel, in association with Green Business.
Green Your Business, Reduce Costs and Sustain Your Business for the future. Includes a talk by Katherine Corkery, Smile Resource Exchange, on how business waste can be reused by other businesses. Admission is free, to register your attendance email:- email@example.com.
Toy collection for ReUse in School Toy Library,
All month in the local Primary Schools. Children are encouraged to bring in old and unused toys and board games which will in turn be available for use by other children in the school.
Cooking Demo in aid of Cashel Playground Development ,
Friday 17th Nov, 8-10pm, Halla Na Feile, Cashel.
This event with celebrity chef Kevin Dundon will focus on cooking using leftovers and minimising food waste. Sponsored by the Environment Section, Tipperary County Council as part of Reuse Month and Morrisey’s SuperValu, Cashel. tickets cost €20 and are available to buy in Supervalu, in the Zero Waste Cashel office at 67 Main St. or from any Playground Development Group committee member.
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