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Circular Public Procurement in the Nordic Countries
Good examples of circular procurement were identified in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway. Potential sectors for circular procurement were identified, with relatively high purchasing volume and opportunities for creating a circular economy-based business. The cases examined in this study imply that performance-based procurement, the use of life cycle costing and criteria concerning the reuse and recycling of materials have promoted circular procurement. In addition, procuring services instead of products could lead to environmental benefits.
English
Europe/EU
Textiles, Transport and vehicles, Energy, Buildings and construction, Furniture
Circular Economy
2017
Zero Waste Scotland - Procuring for: Repair, Re-use and Remanufacturing
This guidance, which supports the transition to a more ‘Circular Economy’, is intended to help those responsible for the commissioning, specifying and procurement of products, equipment and services embed the benefits arising from a relevant and proportionate focus on:
- Repair (including durability),
- Re-use (preparing for re-use which may involve minor refurbishment) and
- Remanufacturing
and related intervention measures, which may include consideration of alternative procurement and business models.
This focus concentrates on extending the useful life of these products or equipment procured or used within services procured and delivering the required function in the most effective manner.
English
Europe/EU
Circular Economy
Zero Waste Scotland
2016
ECAP - Used Textile Collection in European Cities
The European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP) has the overall aim of reducing clothing waste across Europe and embedding a circular economy approach into Europeans’ provision, access to and consumption of clothing.
English
Europe/EU
Textiles
Circular Economy
2018
REBUS - Resource efficient business model
To follow our step by step guide to implementing your circular procurement resource efficient business model (REBMs), simply click on the relevant REBMs stage that you are interested in.
Each page in this process includes a handy navigation to all the stages at the top so you can easily access the information you need.
English
Europe/EU
Circular Economy
Sustainable Procurement Playbook for Cities - The Buck Starts here
This Sustainable Procurement Playbook provides practical advice, best practices, resources and tools to help cities with their sustainable procurement efforts.
Throughout the Playbook, you will find:
• Examples of best practices by project participants and other USDN members.
• Model language for sustainable procurement policies.
• Guidance for designing and implementing a high-functioning and practical sustainable
procurement program that addresses issues such as staff roles and responsibilities,
communication methods and training.
• A customizable Sustainable Procurement Prioritization Tool to help cities focus their
sustainable procurement efforts on product and service categories that can yield significant
environmental, health and economic benefits.
• Recommended procurement guidance for several high-impact product and service
categories that were identified by USDN members using the Sustainable Procurement
Prioritization Tool (including bid specifications, vendor survey questions, and bid evaluation
procedures).
• Environmental benefit calculators as well as other tools and strategies for tracking and
reporting sustainable procurement actions and benefits such as energy and water conservation,
greenhouse gas reductions, waste prevention, and cost savings.
English
United States
General GPP/SPP
USDN & RDN
2016
City of Portland Sustainable Procurement Policy
2018 Update
This policy applies to all types of City-funded procurements and to all City divisions and employees.
Specific employee roles, responsibilities, and expectations are further described within this policy.
English
United States
General GPP/SPP
2018
InnProBio - Purchasing bio-based cleaning services
The Wilanów District launched a public procurement procedure in November 2014
related to the operation of the local oligocene water intake plant and water treatment station - infrastructure used for providing residents with
fresh water. Specifically, the procurement was aimed at purchasing cleaning and maintenance services for the terrain and the buildings of both facilities.
English
Poland
Cleaning
Biobased products
2018
InnProBio - Road Construction using bio-based materials
The Dutch Province of Zeeland is one of the frontrunners in Europe applying bio-based public procurement with a view to stimulate the transition to a circular economy.
English
Netherlands
Transport and vehicles, Infrastructure
Biobased products
2018
InnProBio - Disposable bio-based aprons for Skane's healthcare sector
In this case Skåne’s Regional Council decided to change their purchasing approach for protective disposable aprons to one which results in a purchase of a more
environmentally-friendly product alternative.
English
Sweden
Medical equipment
Biobased products
2018