What do we believe in? What makes the CRNS what it is? Here are some of our responses
As well as representing its membership body, the CRNS works on the following projects, which support the third sector in Scotland in pursuit of Zero Waste. These are largely funded by Zero Waste Scotland, which receives funding from the Scottish Government to support delivery of Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan. Zero Waste Scotland delivers a range of programmes, campaigns and other interventions to help people and organisations on the journey to Zero Waste.
Imagine a network of reuse and repair shops stretching across Scotland. When you have stuff you want to pass on – clothes, furniture, sports equipment, household items, and all sorts – or you want to buy second-hand, you know right away where to go because the network is as familiar to you as any other high-street brand. That’s the vision behind the reuse and repair network.
CRNS works as part of Zero Waste Scotland to help develop Building Materials Reuse Centres (BMRCs); expand the presence of reuse shops on Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) sites (also known as Community Recycling Centres, Recycling Centres or, more disappointingly, ‘the dump’); and developing local authorities systems of collecting bulky waste.
As part of Zero Waste Scotland, we work with third sector organisations to develop valuable waste prevention initiatives such as small-scale anaerobic digestion (AD), community and business composting, and the promotion of Real Nappies.
As part of Zero Waste Scotland, we are working to support third sector organisations become zero waste organisations, develop events recycling, and stimulate greater reuse and recycling in the Clyde Valley.
The CRNS Furniture Procurement Officer is funded by the Scottish Government to connect the CRNS membership with the work being done by national and local government and other third sector organisations to tackle homelessness. Read more