As part of Reuse Month October, CRNI with the support from the Southern Region Waste Office hosted a seminar on development opportunities in community reuse & recycling for the Southern Region. The interactive event was held at the Silver Springs Hotel in Cork on Friday 27th October and was followed by a tour of the Boomerang Recycling operation.

The seminar covered reuse and recycling in the context of the Circular Economy with presentations from:

  • Claire Downey of CRNI – presentation available here
  • Pauline McDonogh from the Southern Region Waste Office – presentation available here
  • CRNI member Triona Murphy from Duhallow Revamp – presentation available here
  • CRNI member Paul Kelly from Boomerang recycling – presentation available soon

Those in attendance included Local Development Companies, Local Enterprise Office staff, Public Participation Network and Cork Environmental Forum members, Environmental NGOs, County Council Environment Awareness Officers, and members of the prison service, amongst others.

A key part of the event was the interactive workshop session exploring reuse and recycling opportunities and barriers. The findings from the day can be summarised in four priority areas as shown above. CRNI is currently working on many of these priority areas in collaboration with the regional authorities and Departments. For updates on our progress, please sign up to our quarterly newsletter at the bottom of this page.

  • November 10, 2017

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

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.