Introducing resources, CRNS name change

Introducing resources, CRNS name change



Change of name and new directions for the CRNS


The CRNS has changed its name and from today will be known as the Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS).


Formerly the Community Recycling Network for Scotland, the organisation decided on the change to reflect the diversity of its membership and the underlying principles of zero waste – that there is no waste, only resources. It also captures the growing awareness of waste as an increasingly valuable resource.


Pauline Hinchion, chief executive, CRNS, said: “The new name better reflects the wide variety of resource management activities that our members deliver. We’re not just about recycling; we’re also about reuse, waste prevention, education & awareness, composting and creating energy from technologies such as anaerobic digestion.


“It builds on our belief that there are benefits to communities if they become more resource efficient, and that communities have a big role to play in a strong resource economy.”


The name change follows a review by the CRNS Board and an extensive consultation process over the last twelve months with the membership. This process has also seen emergence of new vision and mission statements for the CRNS, which can be viewed on this website