The National Centre for the Circular Economy in Ireland
The Rediscovery Centre is the National Centre for a Circular Economy in Ireland. It is a creative movement connecting people, ideas and resources to support greener low-carbon living. At our headquarters in Ballymun, the Centre supports four reuse social enterprises: Rediscover Furniture, Rediscover Fashion, Rediscover Paint and Rediscover Cycling. These social enterprises use unwanted materials donated for reuse to create new upcycled products and designs. At the same time, they create training opportunities for the long term unemployed and all revenue generated from its activities are reinvested in the enterprise.
In addition to our Dublin based activities, we also run a national education programme delivering environmental workshops and programmes to students at all levels of the formal education system and also to teachers, community groups and the general public. Through our strategic partnership with the EPA we also facilitate the Circular Economy Academy, offering mentoring and support to individuals and organisations in the early stages of their circular economy journey.
The Boiler House
Dublin D09 HK58
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.