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CRNI Spring Newsletter 2016

The CRNI Spring newsletter is now available here. Highlights in this issue include: Updates on CRNI member projects – WISER Life (the Rediscovery Centre) and HeadsUp (ReCreate) The latest views on the Circular Economy package and feedback on the new Scottish Circular Economy strategy Key statistics from our members in 2015 The EPA’s own reuse project [...]

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Boomerang Enterprises shortlisted for Get Involved Initiative

Boomerang Enterprises are just 1 of 5 shortlisted under the Get Involved initiative with our media partner The Evening Echo –  see article. Please support it by VOTING for the project under the Clann Credo sponsored “Community Impact Prize” here!

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CRNI members to showcase at EU parliament

On 27th and 28th January a number of Irish social enterprises will travel to Brussels to represent Ireland at the Social and Solidarity Economy Forum. The forum will promote an exchange of experiences among the different actors in the SSE in Europe, highlighting the problems faced by the sector, as well as its potential in [...]

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Revival Roadshow and Eco Mattress Recycling featured on RTE 1 Eco Eye

Duncan Stewart explores the economic, environmental and social benefits of using our invaluable resources wisely. “The Story of Stuff” was broadcast on 19th January at 7pm on Eco Eye and featured the Revival Roadshow’s workshop on Inishbofin. Re-purposed pallets became garden benches and outdoor seating areas. The programme also featured Eco Mattress Recycling, a CRNI [...]

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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)