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EU GPP case study: Sustainable uniforms for the French Navy (France)
As a major purchaser in the clothing sector, the Ministry of Defence saw the opportunity to promote its objectives in the field of sustainable development by introducing procurement criteria targeting environmental and social impacts along the clothing production line.
English
France
Textiles
Ecolabels,
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Centralised procurement of greener office supplies (Hungary)
The Public Procurement and Supply Directorate General conducts centralised public procurement procedures at national level for specific products and contracting authorities (e.g. national ministries). The Directorate has been able to generate savings by establishing framework agreements which are relatively large in volume and value, covering periods ranging from one to four years.
English
Hungary
Office stationery
Ecolabels,
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Clean streets in Barcelona (Spain)
The tender procedure introduced a number of requirements to enhance the quality and sustainability of street cleaning and rubbish collection in Barcelona. More frequent rubbish collection, environmentally-friendly vehicles, separate collection of organic waste and recycling containers which are accessible to all users were implemented under the contract.
English
Spain
Transport and vehicles, Cleaning, Infrastructure
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Sustainable food procurement for schools in Rome (Italy)
The objective behind Rome’s approach is to support organic agriculture and organic food chains, ensure food safety and nutritional balance, and encourage good environmental performance of current and potential suppliers, through its school meal service.
English
Italy
Food and catering
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Sustainable energy supplies in County Waterford, Ireland
The objectives of Waterford County Council’s GPP activities are to reduce the carbon footprint of the Council, stimulate the green market, and illustrate the merits of green procurement to other public sector organisations. In 2009, a tender for the supply of electricity offered the opportunity to pilot the Council’s GPP approach.
English
Ireland
Energy
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Energy efficient lighting on Budapest’s bridges (Hungary)
Liberty Bridge is one of the key crossing points over the Danube, and an iconic site within central Budapest. The city’s master lighting plan included the illumination of a number of bridges, in order to allow safe transit while creating visually attractive landmarks at night.
English
Hungary
Lighting
Energy efficiency, Life-cycle costing
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Sustainable wood procurement in Cognac, France
In 2005, the city of Cognac decided to replace its obsolete street furniture with wooden furniture. Analysis of the product revealed that the furniture was made from Moabi - a rare and endangered wood species, often smuggled from the Congo and Cameroon. Since then, the City of Cognac requires compliance with certain eco-label criteria when purchasing products that are derived or contain wood.
English
France
Timber and forestry , Furniture
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Stockholm sets high standards for IT equipment (Sweden)
In 2010, Stockholm County Council introduced stringent new environmental requirements for purchasing computers. The new stipulations include low energy consumption, the use of recycled plastic in new products and eliminating lead, mercury and halogenated flame retardants from new computers.
English
Sweden
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Energy efficiency, Innovation procurement (PPI) ,
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Powering Bremen with renewable electricity
A public tender was published at the EU level by the City of Bremen to cover the electricity requirements for a number of local public entities, including Bremerhaven Municipality, from renewable energy sources. The contract is for the supply of 79 million kilowatt hours annually, with a total approximate cost of 7.5 million euro per annum.
English
Germany
Energy
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011