CRNI holds events to raise awareness about community resources, our members and our work in the network.
A key date in our calendar is our biennial conference, which has been postponed due to Covid-19. We also run or participate in seminars and other events throughout the year. Below are presentations and images from past events.
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Day 1: Wrap up for Day 1 with Dr Cara Augustenborg, Christine Costelleo (CRNI) and Claire Downey (CRNI)
Day 1: Wrap up and Conference Close with Una Lavelle (RecycleIT, Chair of CRNI)
As part of this panel discussion, CRNI presented on the role of social enterprise in the circular economy, the needs to support social enterprise and opportunities for the future.
Chloe Mikolajczak from the Right to Repair Campaign and Claire Downey from CRNI presented to the EPA, Department of Environment, Climate and Communications and Local Authorities about the new Ecodesign regulations and what these will mean for Ireland.
Claire from CRNI shared some of the exciting developments happening in the reuse and repair sector in Ireland and how CRNI is helping contribute to these including the research into measuring reuse (Q2Reuse), circular and social procurement, Circular Textiles, establishing a new reuse and repair network NI-RN and more.
Claire from CRNI presented as part of Premier Publishing’s online Sustainabliity Webinar in April 2021.
This third event as part of the EPA’s 2020 Green Enterprise webinar series described how ReMark, Ireland’s Quality Mark of Excellence, addresses consumer concerns about second hand goods and how three organisations successfully became ReMark accredited reuse centres.
The recording wil be made available shortly but in the meantime you can download the presentation below or contact [email protected] with any queries.
The EPA hosted a webinar, the first of a 2020 series on Green Enterprise projects, to disseminate the findings of CRNI’s Green Enterprise project Delivering a Service Model for Bulky Item Reuse. Over 50 atttendees heard about the challenges – and opportunities – to avoid the skip and find an outlet for bulky items.
CRNI and RREUSE held a policy briefing session on 10th September 2020 with the EPA and DCCAE covering the latest policy developments at EU level that impact prevention and preparation for reuse, and to explore how these might impact on Ireland’s reuse sector.
Northern Ireland reuse and repair stakeholders were invited to join this online event to network with others, share views and connect with DAERA as part of a new initiative funded by DAERA and led by CRNI to set up a pilot NI reuse and repair network. The pilot project follows on from a feasibility of Setting up a Reuse and Repair Network in Northern Ireland available here, which highlighted the value of such a network. Presentations can be downloaded across.
This online event run by Designers in the City covered how COVID has seen a shift toward disposable away from Single-Use Plastic, what might be the long term impact of COVID on attitudes to reuse, what impact it has had on operators and on policy development and opportunities for new business models. Download the CRNI presentation here, Rediscovery Centre here and VOICE Ireland here.
Over 80 people attended this event organised by CRNI supported by the EMWR, CIWM Ireland, AIT and Midlands Regional Skills Forum on 29th October in Athlone, to discuss the types of jobs that will emerge from a more Circular Economy, where and how these will alleviate unemployment. Speakers photos and information is included below.
Over 65 people attended this event on 24th October in Cork, to meet key authorities and enterprises supporting reuse and recycling in Cork and to explore the Sustainable Development Goals #8 (Decent work and economic growth), #12 (Responsible consumption and production), #13 (Climate action) and #17 (Partnerships).
Speakers photos and links to further information are included below.
Rosemarie MacSweeney CRNI spoke at the National Sustainability Summit in January 19 about our EPA funded Bulky Items Reuse project.
Claire Downey also spoke at a parallel Summit on Plastics, Printing and Packaging about plastics and design for a more circular economy. Both presentations, and a short video, are available below.
This evening reception was sponsored by the Eastern-Midlands Waste Regional Office (EMWRO) and organised by CRNI as part of an EU-wide campaign by DG GROW to showcase social enterprise.
It was addressed by Karel Vanderpoorten of the European
Commission’s Directorate General for Enterprise, DG GROW and was built around conversations with three social enterprises in the reuse and recycling sector. The evening’s programme is available here
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.
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.