SMILE Resource Exchange is Ireland’s national industrial symbiosis programme providing a platform for organisations to identify synergies whereby an unwanted resource (waste) in one organisation can be utilised as a resource in another.

The service has evolved over the past number of years and this year, will provide a comprehensive three-pronged approach to supporting symbiosis including website exchanges, hotline support and technical support.

Website: Simple, fast exchanges are supported through the SMILE website

Hotline Support: The SMILE team are on hand to support organisations in finding quick solutions for rehoming resources including e.g. office furniture and equipment and to answer questions related to resource exchange opportunities. The team has an extensive contact list of over 10,000 potential recipients to match with unwanted resources. Contact Michelle or Katherine on 026 20520 or [email protected].

Technical Support: In 2018 there will be two levels of support available:

  • Level One: 1:1 phone support will be provided by consultants to assist with technical queries or in finding reuse outlets for unwanted streams.
  • Level Two: Consultants are available to work more closely with  companies to develop specific resource exchange related projects helping to navigate the challenges surrounding certain waste streams.  Conditions apply and an application process for this support will open shortly (expressions of interest welcome).

Please note SMILE Exchange (via Macroom E) has issued a tender today to establish a Framework Agreement for the technical support services here.

  • March 8, 2018

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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.