Ireland’s Reuse Month, which demonstrates how value can be found in everyday items and brings awareness to the circular economy, begins today! Throughout October, CRNI will be sharing the environmental, social and economic impact CRNI Members, our Reuse Month Heroes, make through their reuse and repair activities.

Did you know that in 2020 CRNI Members collectively saved over 117,000 tonnes of carbon, supported over 1,600 jobs and employment schemes and 8,600 volunteers? This impact is equivalent to 5,900 trees absorbing CO2 in one day or 23,400 cars removed daily from the road!

Our Members, who include reuse and repair social enterprises and organisations, help and inspire individuals, business and communities to reuse and repair a variety of items – furniture, bikes, clothing, school uniforms & books, paint and much more.

By working with CRNI Members during Reuse Month and beyond, you’ll be taking climate action that will grow this impact and positively contribute to the circular economy in Ireland.

For more information about Reuse Month and the free activities taking place this October, including interactive workshops, video tutorials, how-to guides, and information campaigns involving our Members Conscious Cup Campaign ( Reopen with Reuse webinar), Bryson Recycling (Donegal School Bikes Africa appeal) and the Rediscovery Centre (Reuse Fashion Masterclass) and Irish Charity Shops Association Member SVP (SVP Wasteless Collection for Reuse Month), see MyWaste Ireland.

  • October 1, 2021

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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.