ReCreate Ireland


Reusing unwanted materials as Art & Educational Supplies


Clean business packaging

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


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).



Our environment, social and economic or “triple bottom line” impacts in 2020


Guidance on working with reuse materials in inclusive educational settings

Get creative with our At Home Workshops

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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.