CRNI is delighted to share the 2018 achievements of our members!


  • Sustainable Ireland Award: Circular Economy / Leadership in Market Development for Recycled/Recovered Material
  • Social Impact Award – Social Enterprise Northern Ireland
  • Business in the Community Northern Ireland Gold


  • Pakman Community Recycling Project of the Year
  • Irish Red Cross Innovation for Change Award 2018
  • Awarded SIFI Growth Fund & AIB match funding
  • Reached milestone of over 18,200 tonnes of food ≈ 40,000,000 meals redistributed


  • Finalist Green Awards 2018 Green NGO of the Year
  • Social Enterprise Development Fund Accelerator Award
  • Launch of new warehouse
  • Finalist Charity Impact Awards Social Enterprise of the Year

Bryson Recycling

  • Winner of UK Private Business Awards Social Enterprise of the Year
  • Celebrated their 25th Anniversary

Smile Resource Exchange

  • Nominated as Irish representatives to the European Business Awards for the Environment
  • Pakman Environmental Education and Awareness Initiative Award
    (Circular Oceans)

IRD Duhallow Furniture Revamp

  • First organisation to be awarded ReMark, Ireland’s reuse quality standard of excellence
  • Best Creative Industry IRD DUHALLOW Business Awards

Camara Education

  • Good Governance Awards – Organisations with an annual turnover of between €1 million and €5 million
  • Finalist 2018 UK Social Enterprise Award: International Impact & Environmental Social Enterprise categories

Rediscovery Centre

  • Winner Dublin Social Enterprise Awards – Rediscover Fashion
  • Winner SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards – Energy Building
  • Finalist Green Awards 2018 Sustainability Team of the Year & Green Retailer of the Year categories
  • Three-year EPA strategic partnership

Recycle IT

  • Finalist for Excellence in CSR by an SME Award Chambers Ireland
  • Finalist for Pakman Awards WEEE Champion

Well done to all!

  • December 19, 2018

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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.