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CRNI Conference Programme now available

We are excited to announce the programme for our upcoming conference titled Making Reuse and Recycling Happen on the 12th October. To book tickets for this event, please visit the Eventbrite page here.

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Electric Picnic Pledgers!

Thank you to everyone who took the pledge (including those not in photos!) in the Global Green over the weekend – and at the #reuse16 launch yesterday! Do share on facebook, twitter & instagram how you get on and keep an eye on facebook, twitter & instagram as will the waste regions here & here.

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Make a Pledge for Reuse Month October

Reuse Month October is a coordinated nationwide campaign of events to promote reuse throughout the month of October organised by the three Regional Authorities and supported by CRNI. Everyone is encouraged to take a reuse pledge (which CRNI will be launching at the Electric Picnic this weekend), or share your ideas for reuse to #reuse16. There will also [...]

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Save the Date: CRNI Biennial Conference

Community Reuse Network’s biennial conference is to be held on the 12th October, exploring how and with whom the reuse and recycling sector will grow in Ireland.

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Facts and Figures

  • 15% of household waste is made up of textiles e.g. clothing, bedding, etc. (EPA, 2009)
  • In 2007 234, 000 tonnes of textiles were sent to landfill while only 11,000 were recycled (EPA, 2009)
  • For every £1 invested in a furniture project the social return is equivalent to £5.89 (DEFRA, 2009) (From Furniture Re-Use Network Annual Report 2007/2008)
  • For every 1kg of paint (0.8 litres) reused 2.6kg of CO2 is saved (WRAP) (From Community Repaint Network)
  • For every 1kg of furniture reused 2.7kg of CO2 is saved (DEFRA, 2007)