♻️ Reuse, Repair & Recycling Alert 8th March


Happy International Women’s Day 2022! As a female-led organisation, we send our solidarity and support to everyone who identifies as female and is working towards creating a better, more sustainable future for all. #IWD22 #BreakTheBias


⚠️ Important notice to members!

💰Join us for a session with Peter from the Alliance for Insurance Reform today @ 2pm


🚴🏻 Our first bikes themed ‘drop in’ session is happening tomorrow, 9 March @ 2pm


🧠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.



🗞Member news

🤖Highlight of the week

  • CRNI welcome’s the decision taken at UNEA 5.2 last week, where UN member states agreed on the adoption of a mandate for an International Negotiating Committee (INC) to develop a legally binding UN Treaty on plastic pollution. Read more here.



💡Business support + resources

  • Get Microsoft Office for your organisation for your organisation: Avail of the latest version of Microsoft Office by registering for the Enclude Tech Donations Programme before the end of March 2022. Learn more here. 
  • Online Training : Dublin Chamber Sustainability Academy – Sustainable 101: How to develop a sustainable road map for your business. Learn more here.
  • Storybox NI: Does your organisation reinvest their surplus profits for social good?If so it is VITAL that your business is registered on the Business Directory for NI Social Enterprises. Learn more here.
  • Zero Waste Cities Map: Over the past decade, the Zero Waste Cities programme has grown to work with over 450 European municipalities who wish to become zero waste. These municipalities have committed to move away from harmful disposal methods and have begun implementing some of the continent’s best performing waste prevention and recycling systems. See them all here!
  • New Learning Pack: Learning pack #10: What’s old is new – Reducing waste with upcycling, recycling and circular economies
  • Funding Resource (Pobal): Planning an Application 



 📄Policy & reports

Important deadline reminders:




🔑Funding & awards



 Important deadline reminders:



📈Business opportunities



🤓Reading, Listening, Watching

Read: ‘Green light now needed for crucial £240m infrastructure scheme

Read: ‘UNEA 5.2: Support technological transfer for enhancing circular economy, says EU

Read: ‘Veolia trials single line recycling to boost the circular economy in Wales

Watch back: ‘Embedding Sustainability in your Business – Business Working Responsibly Mark Announcement

Read: ‘Lidl eases period poverty in Ireland, providing 80,000 free products

Read: ‘Latin America and the Caribbean Circular Economy Coalition launches a vision for a circular economy for the region

Read: ‘New bill to encourage builders to recycle demolition waste

Read: ‘How behavioral tokenomics could facilitate the creation of a circular economy

Read: ‘Bill enabling use of CCTV to fight illegal dumping to be published



👋🏻 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

9 March, Workshop: Cyber Security for Management

9 March, Webinar: Rural connectivity and sustainability

9 March, Webinar: Measuring Food Waste: The Global FLW Standard

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

10 March, Webinar: Local Enterprise Week 2022 – Social Enterprise Impact & Measurement

10 March, Webinar: Financial supports: Government Supports for Thriving Rural Areas and Vibrant Communities.

10 March, Conference: National Food Waste Conference (UK)

10 March, Webinar: Digital Connectedness & Inclusion

14 March, Webinar: Building a Positive Narrative Around Farmers and the Environment

15 March, Webinar: Circular Economy Conversations: Fighting Food Waste – Have Your Say!

15-17 March, Online event: Civil Society Days 

21 March, Workshop: Designing Your EU Project

21 March, Hybrid event: Shared Island: Shared Opportunity

21 March, Course: Canva Introduction 

23 March, Workshop: Ready and Able to Rebuild after Covid (for non-complex orgs)

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

24 March, NIRN Conference: ‘Voices and Vision for The Circular Economy in Northern Ireland’ 

24-25 March, Conference: Impact Summit 2022

26 March, Conference: Net Zero Conference

31 March, Online event: Live from London: How do we accelerate innovation towards a circular economy?

31 March, Webinar: NWE Programme 2021-2027 – Get ready for Call 1

5 April, Course: Google Drive and Google Docs Introduction

6 April, Webinar: Implementing the Charities SORP in Your Financial Reporting

18 April, Webinar: Achieving & Maintaining Compliance with Data Protection & GDPR

7 Apr, Workshop: Meeting Your Charity Regulation Obligations 

26 April: Workshop. Building an EU Partnership

28 April, Conference: Water Ireland Conference

5-6 May, Conference: Social Economy, The Future of Europe

11 May, Conference: Northern Ireland Housing Conference

12 May: Workshop.  Writing your EU Funding Application

14 – 22 May, Advocacy week: Cork Bike Week

1 June: Conference. The Wheel – Annual Summit (Save the date)

14-15 September: Conference. Lets Recycle Live



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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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