We are delighted to announce that CRNS has transformed, to Circular Communities Scotland.

Although our name and brand has changed, our remit and dedication to our members remains the same. We will continue to support and represent the 170 charities and social enterprises in our network, helping them to tackle climate change by contributing to a circular economy in Scotland, providing social and environmental benefits to communities across the country as a result.

The launch of our rebrand coincides with COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, hosted at the SEC in Glasgow between October 31st and November 12th this year. The conference has been cited as what ‘many believe to be the world’s best last chance to get runaway climate change under control.’

Our CEO Michael Cook confirms there is a connection with the rebrand launch and COP26, stating ‘as a climate, community and circular economy focused organisation, this is of course an exciting moment. It’s a critical juncture for the future of our planet, and an important opportunity for Scotland to host COP26 on the world stage. It is very fitting that the rebrand be launched at the same time. It’s crucial that we evolve alongside the climate dialogue, as well as our dedicated and innovative members, who work tirelessly to create a more circular economy in Scotland.’

The circular economy is simply an alternative model of using resources and materials, where instead of materials being taken from the earth, used and thrown into landfill, they are kept in use for as long as possible, through reuse, repair and recycling. Circular Communities Scotland supports and represents our members, reuse and recycling charities and social enterprises across the country, who prevent products and materials from entering landfill, create local jobs, economic opportunities, and help promote and create social and environmental justice in their communities.

“Our vision is for a thriving circular economy in Scotland, with communities reaping the social and economic benefits. The board, our team and most importantly our members believe the new identity will help us achieve that.’ – Chair of the Circular Communities Scotland Board, Naomi Johnson.

To learn more about our rebrand and new identity, watch our video here: