The Community Reuse Network Ireland are organising three workshops in Cork, Dublin and Sligo in the coming weeks which will be of interest to those working in or with the public sector, especially in the areas of procurement and facility or building management. The workshops will be on the topic of reuse (of bulky items e.g. furniture) in order to inform the design of a business model to help the public sector get the most out of its resources.

CRNI invite anyone who works in a reuse or public sector organisation, local authority, hospital, college, or institute of technology, and, especially those in procurement, waste management, lean/six sigma, LCA, facility management and buildings and estates. These events are FREE to attend.

CRNI would like to design a viable business model that will encourage State agencies (and eventually other private organisations) to donate unwanted bulky items for reuse or community recycling, where reuse is not possible. This project provides an opportunity to map out a value proposition and viable business model(s) for efficiently engaging with State agencies in diverting unwanted bulky items towards reuse and community recycling.

The opportunities identified in the business model(s) would aim to overcome common barriers facing these services, which may include short turnaround times, costs and any specific service expectations.

If successful, it would represent an important opportunity to stimulate an uptake of reuse activities / opportunities by different State agencies and potentially other private organisations. This would increase the amount of goods passing into the reuse loop, helping to support the sector.

Details of events below:


Old Cork Waterworks Experience, Wednesday November 28th 2pm – 5:30pm


The Rediscovery Centre, Thursday December 6th 10am – 1pm


Sligo Southern Hotel, Friday December 7th 1:30pm – 4:30pm

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