Reusing unwanted materials as Art & Educational Supplies


ReCreate is a social enterprise making art materials and educational supplies affordable and accessible to every sector of the community for all kinds of creative purposes. 

The project is based around the concept known as Creative Reuse which encourages the public to reuse materials that would normally be thrown away in all kinds of creative and inventive ways. We source clean, reusable materials from businesses all over Ireland and supply these as arts and crafts materials and educational play resources for early years, primary/secondary schools, individual artists and students, families, community and special needs groups.

Membership is open to anyone and gives unlimited access to materials. Members pay an annual subscription fee and in turn have unlimited access to the materials stored in ReCreate’s Warehouse Of Wonders (WOW).

Unit 5
Block J, Ballymount Drive
Ballymount Industrial Estate
Dublin 12

Tel 014 568 798
Email info [at]

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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.