Welcome to the Community Resources Network Ireland

CRNI is the representative body for community based reuse, repair and recycling organisations in Ireland. 

Our 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. 

Our aim is to provide a range of practical supports to our members, and to promote community based, sustainable waste management as a practical and effective way of tackling Ireland’s growing waste problem.

About CRNI – how we can support you

About CRNI – how we support our members

Is eagraíocht uile Éireann ionadaíocht  í an Líonra Achmhainní Pobal na hÉireann a thugann aidh ar athúsáid, athchúrsáíl agus bac ar diomail sa phobail. In ár léargas ar an tír nach coir go mbeadh an focail diomail á núsáid. Tír a bhainnean an pobal iomlán leas as na buntáistí ó an sóisialta, timpeallacht agus an luach eacnamaíochta do acmhainní in athúsáid. Tagann maonú an greasán faoi stúir An Clár Náisiúnta um Chosc ar Dhramhaíl don EPA.

Support for members

We help our members grow and thrive through developing a dynamic network fostering knowledge sharing and collaboration, strengthening members’ capacity through business opportunities and training, representing members at local, national and international level and promoting our membership base.

Mainstreaming the Community Resources Sector

We work to mainstream reuse, repair and recycling through raising the profile of the sector and promoting behavioural change, developing supportive policy and conducting or supporting research to help overcome barriers.

Building our capacity

To facilitate the growth of the network and its long term sustainability, we will continue to build our internal capacity through good governance and developing our funding strategy.


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
  • engage in networking, training and new business opportunities
  • gain access to information on funding, events and conferences
  • participate in or support research that will help overcome barriers.

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

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Our funders

EPA Circular Economy Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the Circular Economy Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

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Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair

CRNI’s Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair is funded by Ireland’s Regional Waste Management Plan Offices. This innovative virtual platform is open 24/7 and gives visitors the opportunity to explore green and social procurement opportunities provided by reuse, repair and recycling social enterprises and community-based organisations across Ireland.

Access the Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair here.

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