CRNI is a member and board member of RREUSE, the European network representing social enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling. Through this umbrella organisation, CRNI is able to contribute to European policy as well as learn from other Member States how to support our members and help mainstream reuse and repair in Ireland. CRNI also currently holds the Vice President role for RREUSE.
CRNI is a member of the Right to Repair campaign, a coalition of European organisations pushing for system change around repair. Through this coalition, CRNI is able to contribute to Euroepan policy in particular related to repair, promote our repair members as well as learning from other Member States how to better support repair activiites in Ireland.
CRNI is a member of ECOS, an international NGO advocating for environmentally friendly technical standards, policies and laws. Through this membership we help ensure the reuse, repair and recycling voice is heard when standards are developed and help to drive change by providing expertise to policymakers and industry players, leading to the implementation of strong environmental principles.
Circular Communities Scotland is a network membership organisation, dedicated to supporting the establishment of a thriving circular economy in Scotland. It supports and represents repair, reuse and recycling charities and social enterprises across the country. Circular Communities Scotland members prevent valuable products and materials from entering landfill, create local jobs, economic opportunities, and help promote and create social and environmental justice in their communities.
The membership body both represents members, and the sector as a whole, to a range of stakeholders including the Scottish Government, as well as supporting membership with everything from networking, funding and events, as well as facilitating the growth of the sector in Scotland more widely.
As well as supporting and representing members, Circular Communities Scotland also runs its own ‘Reuse Consortium’ and is involved in a number of projects and programmes to support the third sector in support of Net Zero.
Circular Communities Scotland is funded by Zero Waste Scotland.
CRNI is a member of the Alliance for Insurance Reform, which brings together a range of civic and business organisations from across Ireland in highlighting the negative impact of persistently high premiums and calling for real reforms that will quickly reduce liability and motor insurance premiums to affordable levels and keep them that way. Through this membership we hope to tackle the high insurance premiums our members face and address prohibitive liability issues around repair.
CRNI is a member of The Wheel, Ireland’s national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. Through this membership we contribute to national policy on the community and voluntary sector on behalf of our members and connect with other similar organisations.
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.