Our role

As CRNI is the only community reuse and recycling network in Ireland, it has, along with its members, the potential to play a unique and valuable role in the development of resource efficiency and circular economy initiatives at both local and national levels.

The network is on the board of the RREUSE network of Europe, and at a local level is involved in the National Waste Prevention Network.

Our funders

CRNI is grateful to the Irish Environmental Protection Agency for annual funding as part of the National Waste Prevention Programme

We are currently being funded by DAERA to establish a pilot reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland (May 2020 – Mar 2021).

Our values

Social Inclusion:  We facilitate social inclusion by supporting inclusive employment and increased access to the benefits of repair, reuse and recycling.

Respect: We respect and value people, communities and the environment.

Collaboration: We work in collaboration with a range of partners in supporting our members to grow; developing, piloting innovative environmental solutions and strengthening community repair, reuse and recycling programmes throughout Ireland.

Credibility: We represent the Community Resources Sector. We gather evidence and are rigorous in our analysis and approach. We are transparent and accountable in all our dealings.

Our vision and strategic goals

Our vision is for 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.

Provide a range of supports for CRNI Members, through a dynamic network, supports to strengthen member’s capacity, representing members and promoting our membership base.

Mainstream the Community Resources Sector through influencing behavioral change, positioning CRNI as a “Go-To” organisation on community based repair, reuse and recycling, and supporting innovative research and pilot projects.

Develop the capacity of the network.

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Our partners