Community Recycling 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 on common policy areas and events such as Reuse Month with key stakeholders. These include the Department of Communications, Climate Action & the Environment, the EPA and the Eastern Midlands Waste Region. CRNI has began a project funded by the EPA’s Green Enterprise Programme which is investigating 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 up-cycling, industrial symbiosis, textile reuse, online exchanges, reuse of surplus commercial materials, bicycle refurbishment and WEEE, mattress and paint recycling.
For more information about CRNI please visit its website http://crni.ie/