We see a future where there is no waste, only resources. Where people, communities and the environment are valued and respected.
We exist to build a stronger community reuse, repair and recycling sector in Scotland that can create real social, environmental and economic benefit within our local communities.
- To conserve and protect the physical and natural environment by reducing the proliferation of landfill sites, and in particular through the promotion of sustainable waste management.
- To advance the education of the public in Scotland concerning recycling, waste minimization and waste management through a programme of teaching, training, publishing, exhibitions, seminars and any other means for providing public knowledge and information.
- To promote and fund scientific research for the public benefit in the fields referred to above.
- To disseminate the results of such research.
- To alleviate poverty by working to provide social benefits and economic opportunities to people who are most excluded from society.
- committed to the principles of Zero Waste and sustainable development.
- accountable to the Membership.
- committed to local communities delivering local recycling solutions.
- committed to carrying out all of its activities with trust, integrity and openness.
- committed to social and environmental justice.
We see a future where there is no waste, only resources. Where people, communities and the environment are valued and respected. Through our charitable work and our membership organisations we are on the frontline, helping to make that future happen. We raise awareness of reuse, repair and recycle and represent community reuse and recycling organisations across Scotland on issues of sustainable community resource management, acting as the authoritative voice on these issues.
CRNS is a membership body for community organisations managing waste resources at a local level through recycling, reuse, composting, waste reduction and waste education activities. In addition to providing information and advice to both existing and emerging community organisations, CRNS works to raise the profile of the sector through promotional activity and political lobbying.
In addition to its membership, CRNS also holds equity in the knowledge and experience of its Board of Management and staff, the CRNS brand, and intellectual property in the form of any research.