Procurement of solar powered, compacting litter bins
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown (DLR) County Council in Ireland purchased 401 solar-powered compacting bins. An application to monitor real-time levels of waste in the bins reduced the number of litter bins visited by 85%.
The 2012 Annual Report on the State of Municipal Sustainable Procurement in Canada -
Trends & Best Practices
The 2012 Annual Report on the State of Municipal Procurement in Canada
is the third annual report of the Municipal Collaboration on Sustainable
Procurement (MCSP). Drawing from lessons learnt, current practices, challenges
and opportunities faced by municipalities in 2012, this report presents key
themes and trends for this year and puts forth observations for the year ahead,
based on consultations with municipalities. This report is intended to be a
resource for municipalities and other agencies who are planning, developing
or optimizing sustainable procurement programs. It is also a summary for City
Council members and City Management Staff who want a snapshot of this
emerging strategic practice.
Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement
EU GPP case study: Kolding’s procurement of climate-friendly lighting solutions (Denmark)
Led by the city’s Environment Department, a call for tender was published at the end of January 2011 for the supply of highly energy efficient replacement light bulbs (such as light emitting diodes - LEDs). The tender was presented in cooperation with the Danish 12-City Purchasing Group.
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
This case study reports the example of Turin's procurement of school catering. To gain a better understand of what levels of greenhouse gas emissions were produced at different stags of the food procurement, a detailed study was commissioned from the University of Turin to look into the carbon footprint of the catering system in more depth.
The aim of the competition, which takes the form of a tender, is to stimulate economic activity and allow for the realisation of innovative plans, which are focused on making products using the city's waste flows.
This GPP 2020 Tender Model refers to the procurement of energy efficient vehicles by Zagreb Holding resulting in an improvement of environment protection and of the company's social responsible profile