25 June 2015

GreenXpo produces online library of eco-innovation case studies

Over 190 short and 12 detailed case studies relating to eco-innovation have been produced as part of the EU-funded GreenXpo project, which is coming to an end after two years. The case studies, all of which are available to browse on the InnovationSeeds website, focus on the areas of financing, support policies, and networks relevant to eco-innovation. The final GreenXpo project conference was held in Jyväskylä (Finland) in April 2015.

Three of the more detailed case studies relate directly to sustainable procurement, describing how the City of Venlo in The Netherlands is following the cradle to cradle model to create a circular economy, and how as part of its ‘Eco-Challenge 2016 Programme’ the City of Stockholm (Sweden) has been using green pre-commercial procurement to successfully procure innovative, green products and services for the city.

The remaining case study describes how the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, Rijkswaterstaat, is working towards the establishment of a circular economy, and how tools and policies have been used to achieve its 2015 target of 100 percent sustainable procurement.

For more information, visit the InnovationSeeds website.