CRNI holds events to raise awareness about the network and its members.

A key date in our calendar is our biennial conference, held in September / October. We also run seminars, and other public events throughout the year. Below are presentations and images from past events.

CRNI at the Sustainability Summit

Rosemarie MacSweeney CRNI spoke at the National Sustainability Summit in January 19 about our EPA funded Bulky Items Reuse project. 

Claire Downey also spoke at a parallel Summit on Plastics, Printing and Packaging about plastics and design for a more circular economy. Both presentations, and a short video, are available below.

Rosemarie MacSweeney

Consumer engagement as part of the EPA's Strategy

CRNI Biennial Conference 2018

The 2018 conference sought to explore how to change habits to make reuse part of our everyday lives at home and in business.

The full programme is available here and speaker’s biograhpies here.

Presentations from this event are available by clicking on the title below.

Trevor Anderson, Oxfam
Samantha Moir, Zero Waste Scotland
Adam Ferguson, Distilled SCH
Trewin Restorick, Hubbub
Dr Simon O'Rafferty, EPA
Wouter Spekkink, Sustainable Consumption Institute
Suzie Cahn, VOICE Ireland
Dr Sarah Miller, Rediscovery Centre
Dr Colin Fitzpatrick, University of Limerick


Claire Downey, Opening Session
Eamon Ryan TD
Sinead Ni Mhainnin, Connaught Ulster Regional Waste Office
Dr Eimear Cotter, EPA
Panel Discussion
Video Booth, filming Reuse testimonials
Jay & Gerry from Riptide Movement with Christine, CRNI
Delicious snacks from FoodCloud ingredients by Trevor of Sophia Housing
Workshop - journey mapping
CRNI members

Social Enterprise, Innovators for a Circular Economy

This evening reception was sponsored by the Eastern-Midlands Waste Regional Office (EMWRO) and organised by CRNI as part of an EU-wide campaign by DG GROW to showcase social enterprise.

It was addressed by Karel Vanderpoorten of the European
Commission’s Directorate General for Enterprise, DG GROW and was built around conversations with three social enterprises in the reuse and recycling sector. The evening’s programme is available here


City Hall
Claire Downey, CRNI
Joanne Rourke, Eastern Midlands Waste Region
Karel Vanderpoorten, DG GROW
Third Space Catering
Workshop Conversations
Workshop Conversations
Workshop Coversations
Lynn Boylan MEP, Enda Fanning Sinn Fein, Claire Downey CRNI

Other recent events

Tipperary Green Business' Moving Toward a Circular Economy Event - Click to download CRNI presentation
Tipperary Green Business Event - Ann Marie Donlon (EPA), Christine Costelloe (CRNI), Jean Clarke (DCCAE), Claire Downey (CRNI)
Reuse Month display "At Work" Office Scene including Back2New furniture, Charity Shop clothes & shoes & Camara refurbished laptop
Waterford Partnership Network's ReMade in Wateford Event - Click to download CRNI presentation
ReMade in Waterford Event - Claire Downey (CRNI), Kay Sinnot-Browne (Traditional Skills Unit), Liz Riches (Waterford Partnership Network), Sarah Miller (Redisocvery Centre)

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