Our past projects and campaigns

One of CRNI’s primary goals is to promote reuse. We achieve this through campaigns that highlight the importance and value of community reuse and recycling. Some past and present campaigns are highlighted below.

Our research projects, some of which are shown below, have mainly been funded through the EPA’s Green Enterprise programme, which aims to ensure that cleaner greener production, re-use and ecoefficiency become the established norm in Ireland. For more information on this programme, please visit the EPA website.

Re.Imagine Christmas Campaign: December 2017

For Christmas 2017, CRNI encouraged festive shoppers to rethink and reimagine the presents they gift at Christmas.  Shoppers were asked to make presents more personal and eco conscious by gifting reuse or recycled items or creative experiences. Christmas presents that are revamped, upcycled, reused and recycled are not only uniquely personal but they also have a positive impact on local communities and the environment.

Find It – Bling It – Remake It posters were distributed to over 460 member shops Nationwide.

Revival Roadshow: May - September 2015

The Revival Roadshow by CRNI in summer 2015 was a mobile reuse workshop space funded by the EPA Green Enterprise programme. This took the form of a fully upcycled decommissioned Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance. The overall aim was to bring reuse events to a geographically diverse audience. In total over 60 reuse workshops were carried out at festivals and with schools and community groups all over Ireland. The Revival Roadshow garnered a good deal of media interest with TV coverage featuring on both Nationwide and Eco Eye.

The final report on this project is available here.

Pop-up Shop: May - August 2014

Revival by CRNI was a pop-up eco-store in Dublin city centre showcasing the very best of Irish reuse and redesign. Every item in the store was rescued, recovered and upcycled or reused. The project was funded under the EPA Green Enterprise Programme.

The aim of the pop-up shop project was to transform the way people think and shop by upcycling thse things that people normally throw out. A further aim of the project was to test the market for reuse, upcycled and second-hand items on the Irish high street.

A summary report for this project is available here..

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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.