Our main vision is an Ireland where the word 'Waste' doesn’t exist and where our entire community benefits from the social, environmental and economic value of all reusable resources.

Here are some of the things we do:

Promote reuse, recycling, community development and social inclusion

Demonstrating the value of reuse, recycling and community through awareness campaigns, data and facilitating access to services

Support for members

Providing an effective and coordinated national network to drive sustainable policies and practices, strengthen members' capacity and grow the sector

Education and awareness raising

Raising the profile of the sector with a broad range of stakeholders through traditional and other media

Representing the sector at national level

Working with key stakeholders in relation to government policy and decision-making around reuse and recycling, social enterprise and green jobs

Promoting research

Facilitating or conducting research in order to help overcome barriers to reuse

Networking and links

Developing and strengthening links with relevant national and international organisations in order to better convey our message


As a member of CRNI you benefit from being part of Ireland’s only reuse and recycling network. You are provided with opportunities to have your voice heard at a national and international level through policy and campaigns, to engage in networking, training and new business opportunities, to obtain access to information on funding opportunities, events and conferences, and to participate in or support research that will help overcome key barriers.

Full membership is open to any social enterprise, community organisation or umbrella group representing same, or any project funded through the National Waste Prevention Programme, registered in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland, that operates with re-use, recycling or waste prevention activities for the benefit of the community and the protection of the natural environment.

Affiliate membership is open to any local authorities, networks or private sector and small to medium enterprises (SME), community / voluntary groups that operate in re-use, recycling or waste prevention activities for the protection of the natural environment.

To find out more about CRNI membership, please see our membership policy here.

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Beat the January blues by sharing & decluttering - #Reshare pre-loved items on Free trade sites @Free_Tradehttps://t.co/92BxMxaLlr

CRNIreland @CRNIreland
January 17, 2018 @ 2:06PM

RT @Greenbusinessie: Great to see many employers already making moves in this direction. Make it happen in your workplace! #coffeecupban ht…

CRNIreland @CRNIreland
January 17, 2018 @ 1:59PM

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