♻️ Reuse, Repair & Recycling Alert 1st March


Members & CRNI news 


⚠️ Important notice to members!


👗Slides from last week’s textiles themed drop in session


💰Join us for a session with Peter from the Alliance for Insurance Reform next Tuesday, 8 March @ 2pm


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


☎️ CRNI at the Networking Village during this week’s Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference

  • Drop by our virtual stand at the CE networking village on Tuesday and Thursday this week
  • Register for the Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference here


🧠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


  • Know anyone 12 months unemployed who would like to retrain as a #bike #mechanic? An Meitheal Rothar’s next cycle mechanics course in Galway starts in April. Learn more here.
  • Bounce Back Recycling have some big news on the horizon, see a sneak peak here
  • Roscommon Women’s Network are running a ‘Steps to excellence for personal success’ programme. Learn more about it here.
  • Tickets are now on sale for The Useless Project’s  “Women Rising: An evening of live music, comedy & conversation” event in celebration of #InternationalWomensDay. Book your spot here
  • Oxfam Ireland are hiring! Check out all of the available opportunities.

🤖Tweet of the week (click to learn more)


💡Business support


  • 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. 
  • Access Europe Partnership Database – Create your Profile now! More than 40 profiles of civil society organisations have already beem uploaded to the Access Europe partner database. Check them out here.



 📄Policy & reports


Important deadline reminders:




🔑Funding & awards


NEW! National Lottery Good Causes Awards. Learn more and apply here.  


 Important deadline reminders:




📈Business opportunities




🤓Reading, Listening, Watching


Read: ‘Green investing: the risk of a new mis-selling scandal’

Read:Refurbed: The European start-up selling refurbished tech with a warranty

Read: ‘Kiverco (NI) supports UAE-based Dulsco to create circular economy’

Read: Ellen MacArthur Foundation & WWF Call for Legally Binding UN Treaty to Prevent Plastic Pollution

Read: E-Car Batteries: Ressource scarcity drives recycling

Read:TotalEnergies and Honeywell cooperate on advanced plastic recycling

Read: Tesco removes half a billion pieces of plastic from own products’

Read: ‘Innocent Drinks’ ‘greenwashing’ advert found misleading, rules ASA’



👋🏻 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

1-2 March, Conference: Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference

2 March, Public Meeting: Your Vision, Our Future – Ireland’s taxation and welfare systems

2 March, Workshop: Finance for non-financial Managers

3-4 March, Stakeholder Forum: Our future tax and welfare

3 March, Workshop: Running an Effective Meetings

3 March, Webinar: The toxic toll of waste incineration: measuring health and environmental impacts

7 March, Webinar: Climate-smart gardening

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: Conference. National Food Waste Conference (UK)

10 March, Webinar: Digital Connectedness & Inclusion

21 March: Workshop: Designing Your EU Project

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 Mar, Conference: Impact Summit 2022

26 March: Conference. Net Zero Conference

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

5 April, Course: Google Drive and Google Docs Introduction

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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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.

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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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