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About the CRNS

Valuing our waste resources, working at the local level

The Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS) represents recycling and re-use organisations across Scotland on issues of sustainable community resource management.

Most members of CRNS are social enterprises managing waste resources at a local level through recycling, reuse, composting, waste reduction and waste education activities. They prevent tonnes of valuable product and materials from ending up in landfill, create local jobs and other economic opportunities, and typically work to help those on low incomes or who are disadvantaged.

State of the Sector Survey 2013

The "State of the Sector 2013" survey has been completed by 3rd Sector organisations working in Scotland that undertake re-use, recycling & other resource management activities. The report will be available soon.

2014 CRNS Annual Conference

The 2014 CRNS Conference & AGM will be held on the 23rd October 2014 in Glasgow. We are delighted to announce that this will be the 10 Year Anniversary Conference for CRNS and the theme of this year's event will be "Too Good To Waste".


Conference and booking form here.

Speakers & workshop presentations from the previous 2013 conference programme can be found here.

Latest from CRNS

2 million tonnes of household food is thrown away costing consumers around £2.4b a year

According to WRAP, new insights they have recently released on how to reduce household food waste can help industry target their activity and enable their customers to waste less and save money. The report highlights that 2 million tonnes of household food is discarded because it is not ‘used in time’, half of which is thrown away whole or in unopened packaging, costing consumers around £2.4bn a year.

Furniture Re-use Good Practice Case Study – Southside Housing Association

Furniture Re-use Good Practice Case Study – Southside Housing Association This case study examines two areas of good practice within Southside Housing Association: 1.    Partnerships with furniture re-use organisations 2.    Re-using unwanted furniture left behind in tenancies and in decants properties.

Landfill Tax (Scotland) Bill Consultation - CRNS to Give Evidence

CRNS are invited to give evidence to the Scottish Parliamentary Finance Committee in consideration of secondary legislation relating to the Landfill Tax (Scotland) Act 2014 which is expected to be laid before the Parliament later in 2014.

Community Feeds

Scotland’s re-use quality standard

Can’t find what you are looking for here? Revolve is revolutionising the re-use sector. Donating and buying re-used has never been easier.

Call the National Re-use Phoneline on
0800 0665 820

More than Furniture

There are more than 50 furniture projects in Scotland providing help to tens of thousands of people every year. Use this guide to find out if there's a project near you.

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