Reuse, Repair & Recycling Alert 1st November



CRNI news 

Upcoming member meetings

ZOOM CRNI Textile Members: Coffee + catch ups

Monday, November 7⋅12:30 – 1:30pm

ZOOM CRNI Bike Members: Coffee + catch ups

Tuesday, November 8⋅12:30 – 1:30pm

ZOOM CRNI Waste Prevention Members: Coffee + catch ups

Thursday, November 10⋅12:30 – 1:30pm

ZOOM CRNI Furniture Members: Coffee + catch ups

Wednesday, November 16⋅12:30 – 1:30pm

CRNI Members Christmas Cheer  

  • Thursday December 8th, 7.30pm onwards: CRNI Christmas social, The Fourth Corner, Patrick Street, Dublin 8

2021 CRNI Member Impact Report

  • It’s here! We’ve done the calculations and come up with a report that showcases the environmental, social and economic impact that network members had in 2021. See the report in full here and please share widely!

Cut VAT for the Circular Economy

  • On 25 November, the RREUSE network will run an online session on the newly amended EU VAT Directive. Let Mary know if you’d like to attend with CRNI.


Member news

  • Native Events were recognised  IQ Magazine‘s Green Guardians Guide.
  • Refunk have been selected as the Visa Ireland She’s Next Grant recipient in the Sustainability category. The grant is run in partnership with IFundWomen, and aims to address the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs. Read more about it here.
  • Rediscovery Centre have produced an awareness raising video as part of their ACER initiative, it also happens to include a tonne of CRNI members – check it out here.
  • Encirc, Enva, Bryson Recycling and Friends of the Earth have launched a Keep Recycling Local campaign urging authorities to make changes that could save millions and damage the planet less.
  • Reuse Republic took place at IRD Duhallow last week. Read the report.
  • Have news that you want featured here? Send it to [email protected]


Sectoral news

  • Minister of State Ossian Smyth has opened the CEIGS Grant Scheme 2022 for applications.
  • Councillors want to reopen €50m Bottlehill to recycle construction waste.
  • All presentations from the EPA Circular Economy Conference 2022 are now available to view on-demand on the EPA Ireland YouTube channel. Please click here to view them.
  • CRNI will be attending the RREUSE conference ‘The Digital Era of Social Enterprises’ later this month in Vienna. Join us!
  • ECOS recently hosted a session on the ins and outs of standardisation and its importance for environmental protection’, watch it in full here. The access password is ECOS-TRAINING
  • The levy on single-use disposable cups is to come into force early next year.


  Policy & advocacy



New RREUSE network publications

  • Open letter on concerns about the Product Environmental Footprint methodology and its application to apparel and footwear products, co-signed by RREUSE (here)
  • Feedback on the call for evidence for European Commission Proposal for a Council Recommendation to Develop Framework Conditions in the Social Economy + written contribution sent bilaterally to the EC (here-attached) following a meeting with stakeholders. (here
  • Feedback on the call for evidence to Strengthen Social Dialogue, as part of the Social Pillar. (here)  
  • Article on Delivering a Just Transition to a Circular Economy (here).


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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.

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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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