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]

Guidance on working with reuse materials in inclusive educational settings

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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

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Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair

CRNI’s Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair is funded by Ireland’s Regional Waste Management Plan Offices. This innovative virtual platform is open 24/7 and gives visitors the opportunity to explore green and social procurement opportunities provided by reuse, repair and recycling social enterprises and community-based organisations across Ireland.

Access the Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair here.

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