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EU GPP case study: Greener waste collection services, Malta
WasteServ is an important stakeholder in the management of waste in Malta. Amongst other responsibilities, the state-owned company collects various items of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from civic amenity sites. This requires regular procurement of waste transport and management services. Since the introduction of GPP in Malta, WasteServ have incorporated GPP criteria for transportation of WEEE into several tenders – something which previously was not done. Bidders are asked to ensure that all vehicles are equipped with engines meeting EURO IV or better standards (EURO V or VI). The results have shown that most bidders have not had a problem meeting the EURO IV requirements; some offer to invest in upgrading their fleets and bid in subsequent tenders. This demonstrates that the inclusion of green criteria in tenders issued by WasteServ in this area serves to send a strong signal to the market about its increasingly ambitious environmental requirements.
English
Malta
Transport and vehicles
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2013