• Embrace your inner Fashionista @ Charity Shops

    Charity shops featured in the news today with RTE following a Sustainable Fashion Dublin charity shop crawl. Ireland throws away 225,000 tonnes of clothes each year. These two women want to help you embrace your inner fashionista in a sustainable...
  • Podcast – ReCreate & Sustainability in the Arts

    This podcast is part of a Culture Night podcast series exploring sustainability in the arts and featuring Clodagh O’Reilly from ReCreate. Also great to see Native events who run sustainable events featured here.  Listen here: http://culturenight.ie/podcast
  • Recycle IT is the Junior Chamber International Friendly Business Award Winner 2019

    JCI National President, Keira Keogh and JCI Dublin President Patrycja Jurkowska hosted the Annual JCI Dublin Awards Ceremony in the Mansion House, Dublin on the evening of August 28th, 2019. Recycle IT, a not for profit, social enterprise operating in...
  • New store opens for East Beflast Mission

    New outlets for second hand goods are always good news as they moves us one step closer to a more Circular Economy. We are therefore delighted to see CRNI member East Belfast Mission has opened a new Restore in Newtownards....
  • Bryson Urge Councils to Adopt Wheelie Boxes as DAERA Announces £23M Recycling Fund

    Guest News Contributor Bryson Recycling Local social enterprise, Bryson Recycling are urging Councils in Northern Ireland to introduce a Wheelie Box service after the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) announced their Household Waste Recycling Collaborative Change Programme...
  • 3 ways to change the (fashion) world – #1 What can you do?

    Guest news contributor, Linda Ward, Principal of Retail Renewal and Secretary of the Irish Charity Shops Association Climate change isn’t your fault. Perhaps not; but what can you do as an individual to reduce it and will it make any difference? You could...
  • Reusapalooza!

    Guest news contributor FreeTrade Ireland. More and more festivals are popping up each summer, and at each festival there are piles of rubbish generated, a lot of which is very reusable! Like tents! The amount of tents being left behind...
  • 42 Summer Tips – Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

    Guest news contributor, John McEntee, Business Manager, Recycle IT Summer Tips! –  Mixed of old and new! For generations in Ireland and across Europe thrift was one of the main reasons for reuse.  In the developing world, it’s still the case and...
  • MA Product Design – Design for the Circular Economy – Research Scholarship

    National College of Art and Design (NCAD) have announce a research scholarship focused on Design for the Circular Economy as part of its new MA Product Design programme. This €10,000 scholarship, which is funded by the Eastern Midlands Waste Region and...
  • CRNI Summer Newsletter

    For all the latest news on reuse in the Climate Action Plan, Ireland’s flagship green & social public procurement project, our members’ achievements, new member Deaf Enterprises, the first Circular Economy Academy, green festivals, as well as policy, publications and...
  • Five things you need to know about the fashion industry

    Guest news contributor, Linda Ward, Principal of Retail Renewal and Secretary of the Irish Charity Shops Association The latest talking point in the fashion media is sustainable fashion. It seems that everyone is interested in helping the environment having watched...
  • The Rediscovery Centre launches Ireland’s Circular Economy Academy

    The Rediscovery Centre, the National Centre for the circular Economy, has launched Ireland’s first Circular Economy Academy. The Academy’s first phase is a nationwide support service to assist social enterprises to develop successful businesses using circular economy models. The circular...
  • How to Take Climate Action through Repair, Reuse and Recycling: Tips for individuals, communities, businesses and the public sector

    PRESS RELEASE 19 June 2019 Now that the Government’s Climate Action Plan has been released, many in Ireland are wondering what they can do to take climate action. One area often overlooked is reducing our consumption of goods. Recent studies...
  • Over 320 truckloads recycled at RecycleIT

    Tonnes of waste electrical appliances and office equipment recycled yearly in Dublin by Recycle IT In 2018 more items than ever before were recycled with Recycle IT. Over 683 tonnes of waste items were collected or dropped off for recycling...
  • CRNI Urges Climate Action through Repair, Reuse and Recycling

    The calls for urgent climate action were heard loud and clear during the election. As the Government draws up its All of Government Plan on Climate Disruption, now is the time for Ireland to act to reduce the climate impact...
  • Camara on a mission to close the digital divide

    Camara Education is embarking on its third, and largest, agreement with the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. Zambia and Kenya are among the other African countries where it has a presence. Camara, an Irish charity, is one such non-governmental organisation whose mission...
  • Sleep better with Social & Sustainable Mattress Recycling

    CRNI is calling on Local Authorities to support social and sustainable mattress recycling this year, both during mattress amnesty days and ongoing contracts. More information on mattresses and the ADI scheme is included in the article on page 66 of...
  • CRNI Spring Newsletter

    For all the latest news on putting second hand first through the upcoming elections, Ireland’s newest quality mark, exciting growth news from our members, as well as policy, publications and best practice updates see our Spring Newsletter here!
  • Dormant Accounts Funding

    CRNI welcomes the news that our member Recycle IT, a community electrical recycling organisation based in Dublin, has been allocated approximately €40,000 to help fund a new electrical recycling collection vehicle. This funding was allocated through the Dormant Accounts Fund managed...
  • Usel’s new recycling centre to create 50 new jobs

    Fifty new jobs are being created in a new recycling centre in Ballymena by a leading social enterprise that finds work for people with disabilities and long term health conditions. CRNI member Ulster Supported Employment Ltd (Usel) has opened new...
  • Camara Education partnership with AMI to help disadvantaged students

    IT recycling firm AMI is joining forces with CRNI member and charity Camara Education to help refurbish second-hand computers for disadvantaged students in Ireland and Africa. Camara Education, which has long campaigned to put technology in the hands of schoolchildren...
  • CRNI Annual Report

    Last year saw CRNI increase its reach through a number of major events and campaigns, including our biennial conference, showcase of social enterprises with the EU’s DG GROW and Eastern Midlands Waste Region and coordination of reuse month on behalf...
  • Three-year strategic partnership with EPA

    The EPA and CRNI member the Rediscovery Centre, the National Centre for the Circular Economy, have launched a three strategic partnership. The partnership will support the development of a circular economy in Ireland. Dr. Sarah Miller, Chief Executive Officer of the...
  • Repair, Reuse, Recycle: Four Ways to Go Green for 2019

    CRNI was covered in the Independent Weekly Magazine on 5th January 2019. For the full article, click here. Under the heading “Greener Consumption” the article read: The circular economy is the latest buzzword in relation to sustainability and it means a...
  • CRNI 2018 Member Achievements

    https://www.crni.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/CRNI-2018-Member-Achievements.mp4 CRNI is delighted to share the 2018 achievements of our members! Usel Sustainable Ireland Award: Circular Economy / Leadership in Market Development for Recycled/Recovered Material Social Impact Award – Social Enterprise Northern Ireland Business in the Community Northern Ireland...
  • National Reuse Month Highlights

    CRNI was pleased with the results of 2018 National Reuse Month, an initiative of the three Regional Waste Management offices, that CRNI was responsible for coordinating. The purpose of National Reuse Month 2018 was to engage with individual citizens and...
  • Reuse Month begins

    It begins today…National Reuse Month! What can you do to #ReuseEveryday At Home, At Work, At Play? Check out http://reusemonth.ie for more details and to see Rosemary Mac Cabe show how easy it is to reuse in the Reuse Month 2018 video.
  • CRNI Conference Programme

    Have you registered yet for our biennial conference on the 27th September at Smock Alley Theatre? With speakers from across retail, authorities and research institutes, including Eamon Ryan TD, the EPA, Oxfam, IKEA, Distilled SCH (Adverts & DoneDeal), Hubbub, Zero...
  • Social enterprise: innovators in the Circular Economy

    CRNI and the Eastern Midlands Waste Region are delighted to invite you to attend Social Enterprise: Innovators for a Circular Economy, an evening reception highlighting the important role of social enterprise in driving the Circular Economy agenda. This event, part of an...
  • Member Award Nominations

    Congratulations to our members recently awarded or nominated for awards, including: ReCreate on their Social Enterprise Development Fund Accelerator Programme award. SMILE, nominated as Irish representatives to the European Business Awards for the Environment RecycleIT, shortlisted for the “Excellence in CSR by...
  • Reuse Month 2018

    On behalf of the Regional Waste Offices, CRNI is delighted to announce it is coordinating the delivery of the national reuse month campaign this year. The theme “Everyday Reuse” was inspired by our members’ feedback on the need to define and...
  • Book Now – CRNI Biennial Conference

    We are delighted to announce our Biennial Conference will take place on the 27th September at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin. Reuse remains a marginal activity in Ireland, diverting less than 5% of all the waste we handle. With speakers...
  • Irish Team wins International Design Competition

    An Irish team of young upcyclers has won the international design competition held under the ECOStep youth project (see here). Competing against three other countries in Europe and Africa, the team put together an outdoor bench from old tyre tubes...
  • Now hiring Communications Campaign Manager

    CRNI is seeking a campaign coordinator, PR and Media liaison officer to help co-ordinate and promote a major nationwide campaign. This will involve engaging with key stakeholders, developing campaign themes, communication strategies and identifying and engaging with partners to organise...
  • Reuse at the heart of Single Use Plastic Bans

    With single use plastics continue to grab headlines, it would have been easy to miss new measures that were quietly introduced to support wider reuse and recycling, going to the very heart of the Circular Economy concept. The idea of...
  • Rediscover Furniture & Paint in the news!

    The Rediscovery Centre was featured on Ireland AM on Saturday the 26th of May. Gerard got to chat to the lovely Anna Daly about upcycling, the House exhibition and the Rediscovery Centre. If you missed it, you can catch the full...
  • 5-1-million-meals

    FoodCloud has so far this year redistributed the equivalent of over 5.1 million meals to charities and community groups in Ireland and the UK using their technology platform and redistribution network. This means 13,492,713 kg of food has been saved...
  • Now Hiring Project Manager

    CRNI is recruiting for a project manager to undertake an EPA funded project to design a viable business model that will encourage State agencies to donate unwanted bulky items for reuse or community recycling. The contract duration will be 10...
  • Spring Newsletter

    Our Spring Newsletter has just been issued, full of member updates, the latest policy and research on reuse, a fantastic new CO2 calculator for reuse, events, achievements and much more. Click here to enter. To subscribe to our quarterly newsletter...
  • Kingdom Furniture Revamp – Sales Triple

    In January, Kingdom Furniture Revamp opened their first main street retail store in an iconic market building dating back to 1747 in CastleIsland, Co Kerry. Eugene Glover, Manager of the project under NEWKD, says sales have tripled since the move...
  • SMILE Offering New Service Combination

    SMILE Resource Exchange is Ireland’s national industrial symbiosis programme providing a platform for organisations to identify synergies whereby an unwanted resource (waste) in one organisation can be utilised as a resource in another. The service has evolved over the past...
  • Re.Mark project shows high potential for reuse quality standard

    Left to right: Sharon Keogh, Dublin Simon Community, Linda Ward, CRNI Board Member and ICSA Secretary, Ruairi McGinley, NCBI, Denise Cruickshank, Women’s Aid, Maureen O’Donnell, CRNI, and Mairead Mannion, Clarehaven Horizons. CRNI’s Re.Mark project was established in 2017 to address consumer concerns regarding...
  • Sustainability Summit

    Visit our Re.Mark Pop Up boutique at the Sustainability Summit 2018 at City West Hotel, Dublin. Our stand will be transformed into a Re.Mark Pop Up Boutique where will showcase the amazing quality Reuse products from Re.Mark pilot members from...
  • Winter Newsletter

    Our Winter newsletter is now out – visit here for updates on our #reimaginechristmas campaign, latest research, newest members and international news on reuse.
  • Community Reuse & Recycling Enterprise Development Seminar – Southern Region

    As part of Reuse Month October, CRNI with the support from the Southern Region Waste Office hosted a seminar on development opportunities in community reuse & recycling for the Southern Region. The interactive event was held at the Silver Springs Hotel...
  • Autumn Newsletter

    We have just published our Autumn Newsletter – which is jam packed with the latest news on community reuse and recycling with a particular focus on the upcoming Reuse Month October.  For this and other information please follow the link...
  • Reuse Month October

      Reuse month is here! As part of Reuse Month October, CRNI is linking up with member facilities across the country to encourage policy makers, members of the community and community groups to visit their local reuse centre for a storytelling...
  • Environment Ireland Conference 2017

    We attended the Environment Ireland® Conference 2017 this week, Ireland’s major environmental policy and management conference. Organised in association with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the conference is now in its...
  • Summer Newsletter

    We have just published our summer newsletter with all the latest news on reuse from Ireland and across Europe. This includes data from our 2016 member survey, showing CRNI members reused an impressive 32,000 tonnes and recycled 17,700 tonnes. In doing so,...
  • Reuse videos from around the EU

    Reuse stories from around the EU are now available from a single Youtube channel thanks to the RREUSE Network – check them out here.
  • Quality Mark project kicks off

    CRNI is delighted to announce that its long-awaited Quality Mark project has commenced, with Project Manager Maureen O’Donnell at the helm. This project is a feasibility study, to examine the potential value of a reuse quality mark for Ireland/Northern Ireland,...
  • Update on the CRNI conference October 2016

    The biennial CRNI conference took place in Farmleigh on 12th October, with excellent attendance from our members, many of our stakeholders and a number of people from academia, NGOs and businesses alike. The theme “Making Reuse & Recycling Happen” translated...
  • Reuse Month October Calendar

    Please see here for a compiled list of events for reuse month across the country.
  • CRNI Video Inclusive Communities at Work

    We are delighted to share this special new video, compiled for our 2016 conference by The Journeyer. The video explores the stories of three people working with our members the impact that this work has had on their lives, and...
  • CRNI Conference Programme now booking

    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. CRNI Conference Programme – Final  
  • CRNI publishes case studies for reuse

    As part of Reuse Month October, CRNI has prepared two case studies illustrating how businesses can engage in reuse. These demonstrate the different types of materials that businesses can reuse or procure, and how this can save money, reduce waste,...

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