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Reuse of IT equipment in Central Government
The State Property Service (DRZ), part of the Dutch Ministry of Finance, conducted a project to find data safe alternatives to destroying ICT equipment. The number of saleable devices proved lower than estimated (only 25%), uncovering key lessons for the reuse of computers and other ICT in the circular economy.
English
Netherlands
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Circular Economy
REBus
2017
Circular Procurement of IT equipment in Utrecht
The Province of Utrecht wanted to conduct a pilot project to purchase circular computers for 1,000 workstations. However, no supplier was found which could meet the requirements set by Utrecht, uncovering important lessons about market consultation and dialogue.
English
Netherlands
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Market Engagement, Circular Economy
REBus
2017
Creating sustainable smartphones: Scaling up best practice to achieve SDG 12
This report from Transform Together distils the key areas of concern and leading practice across the smartphone life cycle covering design, raw materials, production, use, product life extension and end-of-life. Deriving from this analysis, it proposes practical and replicable key recommendations for governments, industry and consumers to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable consumption and production patterns for smartphones.
English
Europe/EU
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Fair trade, Circular Economy
Transform Together
Forward Commitment Procurement of a zero waste prison mattress solution
Historically, the majority of waste mattresses and pillows from Her Majesty's Prison Service (HMPS) were sent to landfill or incinerated (costing money and damaging the environment). HMPS worked with the DTI/DEFRA Environmental Innovations Advisory Group and OGC in the first Forward Commitment Procurement (FCP) demonstration project to deliver an innovative solution to this problem.
English
United Kingdom
Furniture
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Circular Economy
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
2010
A sustainable bioeconomy for Europe
This strategic report is an update to the 2012 Bioeconomy Strategy published by the EU Commission. It not only makes the case for a bio-based economy but also gives 14 concrete steps for implementation.
English
Europe/EU
Energy, Infrastructure, Waste
Circular Economy, Biobased products
2018
Green Public Procurement as a tool to promote the Circular Economy
Public procurement can embrace the principles of the circular economy, in particular: contribute to the closure of cycles (both energy and materials), maximize the value of materials, reduce or eliminate waste production. This guide aims to support the transition towards circular procurement.
Italian
Europe/EU, Italy
Food and catering, Textiles
Life-cycle costing, Circular Economy
CESME, ERVET
2019
Cities and Circular Economy for Food
The report offers a vision for a healthy food system fit for the 21st century and beyond, underpinned by the circular economy principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering, Waste
Circular Economy
Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation
2019
Procura+ Case Study: Reuse and refurbishment of furniture
Public Health Wales adopted a new mindset when moving office in 2016, and instead sought suppliers who could reuse and remanufacture as much already owned furniture as possible. The winning tender provided an attractive, functional office design, in which 94% of furniture was reused or remanufactured.
English
Europe/EU, United Kingdom
Furniture
Circular Economy
2018
EU GPP Case Study - Circular catering services for the Plavinu Gymnasium
Pļaviņu Municipality (Latvia) wanted to sustain good quality catering in their school for a reasonable price. They also wanted to include circular aspects in the procurement in order to be more sustainable.
English
Europe/EU, Latvia
Food and catering, Waste
Circular Economy
2018