Our mission

The Cafe and food to go sector currently uses a vast amount of single use packaging and this industry is expected to have continued growth.
Our mission is to increase Reuse within this sector and to support it’s move towards a Circular Economy.  For consumers, that may mean cups and containers and for Cafes that involves looking at the supply chain and the food preparation area to reduce consumption of single use packaging.
The Conscious Cup Campaign was an initiative founded by a group of concerned individuals in 2016. It has been funded by the Regional Waste Offices since 2017 and is supported by VOICE.


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Email info [at] consciouscup.ie
Web consciouscup.ie/


Monday 9:00 - 5:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 5:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 5:00
Thursday 9:00 - 5:00
Friday 9:00 - 5:00


We work with the industry, consumer and government bodies to communicate and promote waste prevention through reuse. We ask participating cafes to incentivise customers who brings reusables and in turn we promote those Conscious Cafes. We provide support, information and toolkits to all types of community groups, organisations and educational facilities who want to reduce single use food to go packaging. For Cafes we will be running a series of workshops in 2020 to assist them in reducing their waste, advising them on policy in relation to single use plastics but also providing solutions to participate in the circular economy so they can be both profitable and sustainable.  

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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.

Qualification and Quantification of Reuse

CRNI is part of a research consortium working on the Q2Reuse project, which aims to develop a methodology for the qualification and quantification of reuse. This project will be concluded in 2021.

For more information about the project see here.