Reuse, Repair & Recycling Alert 9th August


Alert overview

  • If we haven’t talked about the virtual procurement initiative yet, please get in touch with me by responding to this email.
  • Please review our pre-budget submission by adding comments to this document by this coming Friday, COB.
  • Our regional in-person meetings are coming up later this month. See the dates below and make sure to respond to your calendar invites.
  • Make sure to check out the DAF Scaling Fund for social enterprises under ‘funding opportunities’.
  • Thank you!



Important notice to members!


Virtual green + social procurement trade fair initiative



  • Register now to attend the launch of our ‘virtual green + social procurement trade fair’ at the Rediscovery Centre, 28th September 
  • Ministers Joe O’Brien & Ossian Smyth have now confirmed their attendance
  • Please see attached a members info booklet with all of your FAQ’s answered
  • N.B If you haven’t talked to me yet about your involvement in this initiative, book a 30 min chat with me



Upcoming regional members meetings (in-person) 


Check your calendars for invites to our in-person regional meetings± Simply click attending on the invite to confirm your place! If you haven’t received your calendar invite yet, let us know by responding to this email.


  • 22nd August, 6pm-8pm CRNI Southern Region Meeting @ Deaf Enterprises
  • 24th August, 1pm-4pm CRNI Northern & Western Region Meeting @ Bounce Back Recycling
  • 30th August, 1pm-3pm CRNI Eastern Region Meeting @ ReCreate




Member news

  • Kingdom Furniture Revamp had a visit from Minister Joe O’Brien and a wonderful endorsement in the KerryMan. Read it here
  • Creative Ireland Laois in collaboration with Recreate Ireland are seeking eight creative practitioners from Laois to participate in a new Creative Sustainability training programme focussed on the ethos and practices of ReCreate Ireland. Learn more here.
  • Cork Urban Soil Project got a shout out in the Irish Examiner. Read it in full here.




 Policy & advocacy


For review:


Submission deadlines:


  • Call for submissions (IRL): Pre-Budget 2023 Submissions Deadline: August




Funding & awards


 Important funding deadlines:



Business opportunities



Reading, Listening, Watching






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




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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

ReMark Quality Mark

CRNI received funding from the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications through the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme to carry our the next phase of the ReMark project. 

For more information about the project see here.

Circular Textiles

CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.

For more information about the project see here.