Arklow has been selected as a pilot area for important EPA research to inform national policy!

Community Resources Network Ireland (CRNI) is undertaking this survey as part of our innovation & demonstration project, Developing a Circular Textiles System for Ireland. This project is funded by Environmental Protection Agency's Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy Green Enterprise grant-aid funding programme.

Your support with this survey will help us gain a better understanding about attitudes and behaviours around unwanted clothing and home textiles.

Thanks for your time in answering this survey, which should take about 10 minutes. And, there's a chance to win one of six €50 One4all gift cards!

For more information about this project, please visit www.crni.ie/circular-textiles or contact Christine Costelloe, Research Lead, at info@crni.ie or 087 173 5184.

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* 1. Where do you live?

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* 2. What is your age?

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* 3. Please choose the statement most relevant to you.

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* 4. Why do you get rid of clothing / home textiles?
Please select all that apply.

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* 5. How do you get rid of unwanted clothing / home textiles?
Please select all that apply.

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* 6. These are comments about getting rid of unwanted clothing / home textiles.
Please select either Agree, Neither Agree nor Disagree, or Disagree with each comment.

  Agree Neither Agree nor Disagree Disagree
I want to get rid of stuff
as fast as possible.
I can’t be bothered
taking items to a charity
shop or clothing bank
(bring bank).
Items that are worn out
or stained should not be
donated.
There are no
convenient options for
me to drop off
donations.
I prefer giving my items
to people I know who
can reuse it (hand-me-down).
A lot of clothing /
home textiles are
so cheap and wear out
so fast that they belong
in the rubbish.
I am confused about
what items are
acceptable for donation.
It is easy to find
information about what
used clothing / home
textiles can be donated
and where to donate
them.
I am selective about
what I donate to save
the charity work and/or
expenses.
I donate because the
reuse of textiles is the
most environmentally
beneficial way to
handle these materials.
I ensure clothing
and home textiles are
clean and dry before I
donate to a charity shop
or clothing bank.
I am aware that charity shops and textile recyclers can sell on clean and dry well loved items (with rips, holes, light stains) for recycling.
I care who benefits from
the proceeds of my
unwanted clothing and
home textiles.
I hang on to clothing/home textiles for longer than I need to.

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* 7. What would motivate you to start donating or increase your donations of unwanted clothing / home textiles?
Please select all that apply.

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* 8. How would you typically get rid of each of the following unwanted items, assuming they are clean, dry, useable?
Please select for each item either Reuse (pass on, donate), Rubbish bin or Sell.

  Reuse (pass on, donate) Rubbish bin Sell
Clothes
Vests & pyjamas
Shoes & socks
Bags and wallets
Accessories
Bed linen
Throws & blankets
Kitchen & bath towels
Table linen
Small rugs
Curtains
Cushion Covers

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* 9. How would you typically get rid of well loved items (e.g., with rips, holes, light stains)?
Please select the answer most relevant to you.

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* 10. Considering distance and accessibility, how convenient is your nearest charity shop or clothing bank?
Please select the answer most relevant to you.

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* 11. How often do you have clothing / home textiles available to donate?
Please select the answer most relevant to you.

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* 12. What additional comments would you like to share about clothing / home textile reuse, donation or recycling?

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* 13. Have you heard of the Donate Don't Waste campaign taking place in your town?

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* 14. OPTIONAL: Please enter your contact details if you would like to be entered for a chance to win one of six €50 One4all gift cards.

In accordance with GDPR, the personal information collected on this survey will only be used by CRNI staff and, if necessary, individuals under service contract with CRNI for purposes relating to the development of developing a circular textiles system for Ireland for prize selection; the information will not be presented or compiled in a manner that could potentially identify any respondent. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information, please contact CRNI at info@crni.ie.

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