A circular economy depends on more than the supply of circular innovations, products and services; it also needs purchasers who understand these innovations and are willing to buy them, or even stimulate them through demand. Circular procurement is an important tool to increase the market for circular products and services.
In 2017, Circular Flanders set up the Green Deal Circular Procurement in collaboration with The Shift, the Flemish Association for Cities and Municipalities (VVSG), and the Better Living Environment Union (Bond Beter Leefmilieu). Over two years, more than 150 organisations committed themselves to jointly purchase according to circular models, or facilitate circular procurement projects.
On this website we offer example cases, circular providers, publications, tools and information per product group to get you started right away.
Circular Flanders is a partner in the Interreg North Sea Region project Procirc, which will run from 2019-2023. In this way we ensure that Flemish buyers, with the learning lessons of the GDCA in their backpack, can continue to learn, experiment and exchange in a European context. Do you want to stay informed? Then sign up for the ProCirc newsletter.
Procirc, also means >30 pilots and >15 communities of practice in the North Sea region. Our Flemish pilots are being run by Het Facilitair Bedrijf, bpost, the City of Leuven & AGSL, OVAM, Kamp C and Zonnige Kempen. Our local communities of practice are committed to circular tendering of construction projects and circular & fair ICT procurement. CoPs for the healthcare sector, packaging and office equipment are in full preparation.
Are you interested in participating yourself? Then be sure to let us know!