♻️ Reuse, Repair & Recycling Alert 1st Feb


⚠️Important notice to members!

We’ve updated our member events schedule for 2022, check it out here and save the dates to your calendar. We’ll invite you via Google Calendar too and  more events will be added throughout the year.  If you can’t log in to our members section, get in touch with [email protected] to receive your  login and password details.

🧠Brainstorming sessions with the CRNI network

  • Have a puzzle you think our members might be able to help you complete? Request a brainstorming session!
  • Email [email protected] to set a date and time up for a Zoom, and we’ll share the information with all of our members.

Access the weekly alert archive

  • From now on, we’ll be saving our weekly alerts here for ease of access. 


🗞Member news


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💡Business support



 📄Policy & reports

Public Consultation (IRL): The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications – public consultation to engage with stakeholders on the EU Just Transition Fund Deadline: 14 Feb

Public Consultation (IRL): Public consultation opens on Ireland’s National Food Waste Prevention Roadmap Deadline:  24 March

Irish Policy update: Why you should care about the circular economy bill

Feedback wanted (EU): ‘Sustainable consumption of goods – promoting repair and reuse’ Deadline: 5 April

New report: Circular economy growth opportunities

New report: Reuse Network UK Social Impact Report


🔑Funding & awards

 Important deadline reminders:



📈Business opportunities

Promo opportunity: Have your organisation listed on the Earthy Marketplace for free.



🤓Reading, Listening, Watching

Read: Clusters of social and ecological innovation in the European Union, perspectives and experiences

Read: Industry leaders call for UN treaty to tackle plastic pollution

Read: From better products to a better society: designing for the circular economy

Read: Here’s what’s needed to build a circular economy

Read: The new year is here – is Europe ready for the fastest transition in our lifetime?

Read: Irish firm soaks up circular economy profits

Read: Northern Ireland’s landfill rate rises as energy recovery falls

Read: Ministerial seal of approval for white goods repair technician course

Read: “The most sustainable building is the existing one”: dereliction and the climate crisis

Read: ‘Dairy sludge to be converted into fertiliser’

Watch: NUI Galway Rural Studies Centre Seminar Series 2022 – ‘Rural Voices’ Session 1



👋🏻 Events 


CRNI Members only

We’ve updated our 2022 schedule of member events, check them out here!

Have something you’d like us to do? Get in touch with [email protected]


Public Reuse, Repair & Recycle events

2 February: Conference. Petcor Europe Conference

3 February: Conference. Wicklow Naturally Conference

3 February: Launch. Bike Repair Station Launch @ Redisovery Centre

3 February: Webinar.Circular waste management ll: collection and recycling of plastics

8 February: Webinar. How can we fix Europe’s broken recycling system?

8 February: Conference. Go Green Conference. 

10 February: Workshop. EU Project Building’ 10th February with the Euclid Network

10 February: Workshop.Circular waste management lll: collection and recycling of WEEE

17 February: Workshop.Circular waste management lV: collection and recycling of C&D

17-18 February: Conference. Conference on Social economy, the future of Europe in Strasbourg

18 February: Measuring Ireland’s Progress: Launch of Sustainable Progress Index 2022

22 February: Workshop. Introduction to EU Funding Programme

24 February: Contest. Social Innovation Tournament. 

10 March. Conference. The Irish Waste Management Conference 2022 – The Role of the Circular Economy in tackling Climate Change – Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin

21 March: Workshop: Designing Your EU Project

24 March: Online event. RREUSE Innovation Forum. Email [email protected] for link to take part.

26 March: Conference. Net Zero Conference

26 April: Workshop. Building an EU Partnership

5-6 May: Conference. Social Economy Europe ‘Social Economy Conference’.

12 May: Workshop.  Writing your EU Funding Application

Save the date: 24 March. NIRN Conference ‘Voices and Vision for The Circular Economy in Northern Ireland’

14-15 September: Conference. Lets Recycle Live



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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.

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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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