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4 lessons learned from the Green Deal Circular Procurement

  1. Responsibility after end-of-use.
    For example: If vehicles that no longer meet the LEZ standards are sold on the second-hand market, the negative impact of emissions will continue. It’s better to focus on recycling material here, as vehicles contain lots of valuable materials, along with transparency about what happens to vehicles or parts (such as tyres) after the lease period.
  2. Base decisions on the local context
  3. Arrange courses for drivers and users to extend the lifespan and minimise consumption
  4. Study the options for sharing or leasing vehicles that are rarely used. Good agreements with the insurer are important here.

Circular procurement cases - Vehicles


Thursday 19 December 2019

The City of Kortrijk wants to use a circular model to deal with its service vehicles that have reached the end of their lifespans. The new vehicles selected have climate-friendly engines. Service …


Wednesday 18 December 2019

Aerocircular is a full-service provider that helps owners of large fleets to deal with aircraft that have reached their end-of-life. In the first place, the company helps fleet managers decide which …


Tuesday 17 December 2019

Proximus relies on small vans for providing services to its customers. These are used extensively for installations, repairs, and maintenance. Since they’re frequently used, these vehicles have to be…

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Circular procurement of vans on screen

Publications about Circular Vehicles


This Lessons Learned Report shares the key takeaways from the Big Buyer Initiative working group.


The Federal Planning Bureau compares the TCO of fully electric cars (BEV) with those of diesel and gasoline cars. The comparisons are performed both between “class averages” and between individual mo…


The EU GPP criteria are developed to facilitate the inclusion of green requirements in public tender documents. While the adopted EU GPP criteria aim to reach a good balance between environmental per…


Chemical and Pharmaceutical sector

Circular procurement projects  - chemical and pharmaceutical sector


Wednesday 4 November 2020

In their tender for the framework contract for incontinence material, Zorgbedrijf Antwerpen incorporated sustainability in the awarding criteria. For the bid package on incontinence material for perv…


Monday 17 February 2020

Janssen: “We manufacture the active ingredients of important and innovative medicines at our chemical production site in Geel, which obviously generates streams of residual waste. We looked for a way…


Monday 17 February 2020

Janssen has been working with De Neef Chemical Processing (DNCP) for a number of years on recycling as many solvents as possible, reducing their negative environmental impact. Since August 2017, two …

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Household appliances and maintenance products

Circular procurement of maintenance products on screen

Circular procurement projects - household appliances and maintenance products


Monday 17 February 2020

The City of Roeselare is setting up a pilot for the circular procurement of furniture and household appliances for LOI (local accommodation initiative) homes. The following circular goals are central…


Wednesday 18 December 2019

In the context of the Green Deal Circular Procurement, Accenture chose the purchase category of cleaning as a project. They looked for an alternative method with the goal of reducing virgin input. Th…


Thursday 12 December 2019

The Province of Antwerp was looking for a completely organic, circular cleaning model for its new provincial government building. The model had to be suitable for cleaning all types of surfaces, sani…

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Publications about Household Appliances and Cleaning Products


This is an English translation of short case descriptions that are part of a larger report on Circular Procurement and Strategies among Norwegian Municipalities, developed by Inventura AS on behalf o…


The EU GPP criteria are developed to facilitate the inclusion of green requirements in public tender documents. While the adopted EU GPP criteria aim to reach a good balance between environmental per…

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