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
This Forum will be hosted by CRNS member CFINE in Aberdeen. There will be presentations from CFINE, 2REUSE and Magpie on their current activities plus updates from other members, CRNS and ZWS.
Recycle Aboyne is a project run by Aberdeenshire Council’s social work department for people who may require training and support to access employment. We are investigating whether a collection service for used, but unwanted electrical and electronic items (such as laptops, PCs, flat screen TVs, tablets, mobile phones, unused printer cartridges) would be used within Aberdeenshire. The items would be securely data wiped, repaired and sold by Recycle’s partner in the project, Re-Tek UK, who would provide a share of the profits back to Recycle.
Interested in this service being available more widely in Aberdeenshire, let us know. Please visit;
and answer a few short questions.
CRNS Enewsletter 15th January 2016
Welcome to our first CRNS E-newsletter for 2016, we have got some great things being planned for this year to support our members and the wider community reuse sector here in Scotland. CRNS is a membership network first and foremost and all of our activities are designed to support, connect and strengthen the collective activities of all of our members.
In February look out for the publication of our annual member survey which will provide the very latest data on the membership. In March we will be running our first regional forums and thematic seminars of the year as well as supporting ‘Pass It On Week’ 2016. In April we are really excited to be holding a CRNS Awards Dinner, more details on all of these activities soon!
All of the CRNS staff are looking forward to a very busy 2016 and if there is anything that you think we should be doing this year to help our members better then please let us know.
David Wood, CEO
Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS) is the network for projects that Reuse, Recycle and Repair. There are many local projects which divert waste from the skip and I am sure there is room for many more. Composting, 2nd hand goods, furniture restoration, swap shops……..the list is endless. If you are interested in developing a project that can reuse, recycle or repair this may be the link for you http://crns.org.uk/about/mission-vision-and-values/
Aberdeenshire Council are running a pilot project to recycle old computers,
tablets, phones etc. They will pick up or you can drop off in Aboyne. For more information, or to
arrange a collection, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 013398 87114.
Find out more about the project here: http://www.enscape.eu/recycle