Community Reuse Network Ireland
CRNI is the all-island representative body for community-based reuse, recycling and waste prevention organisations. Its main functions include:
- The promotion of reuse, recycling, community development and social inclusion
- Providing support to our members
- Education and awareness raising
- Representing the sector at both national and international levels
- Promoting and participating in research
Networking with relevant State agencies and other organisations
As a network organisation CRNI works with key stakeholders, such as the Department of Communications, Climate Action & the Environment, the EPA and the Eastern Midlands Waste Region, on common policy areas and events such as Reuse Month. In 2017, CRNI is starting a project, funded under the EPA’s Green Enterprise Programme, which will investigate the feasibility of a quality mark for reused and recycled goods in Ireland.
CRNI members, most of whom are community-based social enterprises, undertake a wide variety of activities, such as furniture and textile upcycling, industrial symbiosis, textile reuse, online exchanges, reuse of surplus commercial materials, bicycle refurbishment and WEEE, mattress and paint recycling.
For more information about CRNI you can visit its website http://crni.ie/