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 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 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.