SECTOR WATCH 

Innovation and Resources on Urban Waste

A resource for procurers in the waste sector

SECTOR WATCH is a highly targeted source of information for public procurers in the waste sector, where the sector is monitored and developments are shared. This will include: best practices, criteria sources, labels, innovative solutions, guidance, and news.

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ANALYSIS

Barriers to innovation procurement in waste management

A recent study conducted in the framework of the PPI4waste project shows that despite the fact that Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) has the potential to introduce powerful solutions to fulfil present needs; it is still very much underused. Public procurers often do not have the knowledge about how to carry out PPI in practice and do not use the available tools that could facilitate the process.

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ANALYSIS

Circulus Berkel’s approach to the recycling of textiles

Established in 2014, Circulus-Berkel is an association of 8 municipalities, which serves eight municipalities with around 440,000 inhabitants in the management of waste and resources and the management of public spaces.


Their mission is “A waste free society, a clean environment, a society concerned. In this way we add value to the region."

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ANALYSIS

Waste Package targets: on track?

Since the European Commission announced the withdrawal of the Waste Package in 2015, to be replaced with a more comprehensive strategy towards a Circular Economy, there has been a familiar level of debate and disagreement over its content and approach.


However, the acceptance in January by the European Parliament's Environment Committee of challenging targets towards recyclable waste was heralded as a milestone on the path towards a more resource- and waste-efficient Circular Economy in the EU.

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EVENT

InnoNet event, Brussels 31 January - 1 February

On 31 January – 1 February took place in Brussels a NEW_InnoNet workshop - A practical side of innovations for circular economy.

The workshop connected stakeholders in the field of waste management with the aim to present and discuss real innovation cases, experiences and lessons learned on closing material loops, especially for materials recovered from ICT waste, WEEE, ELV and packaging.

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