REUSE TOOLKITS: INDIVIDUALS

Inspiration and Information to help you reuse more.

Take Action

Looking for ways to take simple individual action? Try the following:

Repair

Buy Second Hand

Borrow, share

BYO B&C

Fix or clean up what you have – learn how with CRNI member workshops here.
Visit repairmystuff.ie to find a local repair service.
Find pre-loved at your local charity shop, social enterprise, vintage shop or market.
Find CRNI member stores here
Doing some DIY? Having a party? Why not borrow or rent gear you don’t use often? or try sharing things you don’t use with friends, family or community.
See Weshare platform here 
Bring your own reusable coffee cup for discounts at participating cafes here.
Bring your own water bottle when on the go and get it filled for free here.

Bring your own reusable bags and containers when shopping.

Swap, get or trade for free

Get involved

Be inspired

Visit FreeTrade or WeShare to give or get free items instead of buying new.

Try a swap event for clothes swaps and more.

Join in reuse events or organise an event in your community.

Share reuse tips and toolkits with your friends and family.

Check out our videos page for upcycling tips, creative reuse and other inspiration.
Learn more about reuse here or read publications here or get in touch with us [email protected]!

These toolkits were developed by CRNI on behalf of the three Regional Waste Management Offices for National Reuse Month 2018.

Supports & Resources

What's on

Check out our events page for opportunities to learn more about the sector, or gain new skills.

Where to Go for...

Everything you need to know about what to do with your stuff and its impacts.

Stop Food Waste

Stop Food Waste  provides resources for planning & shopping, storage & cooking and composting,

Download Seasonal Foods Calendar

Where to Go for...

Find a local professional to repair your stuff, and learn more about the benefits of repair.

All about materials

Interactive website with information, games, inspiration and actions to take on textiles, plastic, paper and more

Act on plastics

Find out about VOICE’s programmes including No Home for Plastic

Go Zero Waste

The Zero Waste Ireland facebook group has over 13,000 members and is a mine of information.

Where to Go for...

Information and inspiration on living a low waste lifestyle

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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.

Qualification and Quantification of Reuse

CRNI is part of a research consortium working on the Q2Reuse project, which aims to develop a methodology for the qualification and quantification of reuse. This project will be concluded in 2021.

For more information about the project see here.