Publications about circular procurement

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Sunday 14 August 2022

This TCO report explains how the linear production and consumption of IT products contribute to the climate crisis, the unsustainable depletion of natural resources and enormous amounts of toxic e-wa…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe has interviewed leading sustainable healthcare providers and compiled case studies in this report to inspire other procurers to advance strategic procurement in…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

In this publication, Sustainable food contact materials in the European healthcare sector, HCWH has gathered information on the health and environmental risks of commonly used FCMs, including plastic…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Measuring and reducing plastics in the healthcare sector, provides data on plastic use in the healthcare sector and successful case studies of reducing plastics. It also gives you practical steps on …

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

A variety of hazardous chemicals can be found in medical textiles and their production methods. HCWH Europe’s latest publication, The role of chemistry in sustainable medical textiles, provides a con…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Hazardous substances in IT products are a risk to human health and the environment. Criteria in TCO Certified aim to reduce or eliminate the use of these substances, drive transparency and develop pa…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Software plays an important role in determining the environmental impact of ICT products. It has a measurable impact on computer-hardware energy consumption and increasing requirements can make it ne…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The StratKIT project has developed eight recommendations on Sustainable and Healthy School Food Procurement for national and EU policy makers as part of the Procura+ City Interest Group on School Foo…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

EU Food Policy Coalition published their common policy recommendations for sustainable food public procurement, which, if implemented, would be a win-win strategy to achieve healthy and sustainable d…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Level(s) provides a common language for assessing and reporting on the sustainability performance of buildings. It is a simple entry point for applying circular economy principles in our built enviro…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Collection of 36 material sheets intended for designers, specifiers and other members of construction project teams wishing to reuse these building materials or product.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This guidebook was published by the Interreg NWE project FCRBE. It discusses how to integrate reuse ambitions in the tendering procedures of construction and renovation projects (including for public…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

ICLEI launched a 100% renewable series of science-based informative and accessible factsheets about renewable energy.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Public procurement is responsible for a significant proportion of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Governments can accelerate their path to net-zero operations by adopting the green procurement…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This white paper of the CBCI project shares experiences of frontrunners and living labs for setting up the procurement and tendering process to realize circular biobased ambitions.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

A toolkit to assist procurement practitioners in their provision of meals in the public sector has been developed through the EU-funded StratKIT project.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Following the successful #EUCircularTalks events, EuroCommerce has prepared a Toolbox for Circular Packaging in the Retail sector. This Policy Guidance aims to offer food for thought for retailers on…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Complete case study from the EU GPP in practice series.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

View this webinar to hear from several of the pilot projects that have been participating in the Interreg North Sea Region ProCirc project as they discuss how they have navigated key challenges to ci…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The aim of this document is to provide simplified guidance to procurers, estate managers and project teams on how to procure an environmentally improved office building. The guidance has been structu…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This document is a guide for contracting authorities and public procurers interested in applying the EU GPP Criteria for Textile Products and Services  in their textile-related procurement procedures…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The second publication from the Interreg NSR project ProCirc discusses leasing as a replacement for the traditional ownership model. It contains interviews with users and a supplier.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

In response to growing demand from procurement teams, in this report Business in the Community (BITC) sets out practical recommendations to increase the adoption of circular economy principles in pro…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The Nordic Circular Economy Playbook can be leveraged by companies that want to better meet customer expectations and deliver customer outcomes. It is for you that wants to enable outcome-oriented so…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recently published the report Sustainability and Circularity in the Textile Value Chain. The report takes an evidence-based approach to identifying the…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This handbook provides local governments with concrete tools to facilitate the transition to a circular food system, from stakeholder engagement to designing effective policies.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Within the Interreg NSR project ProCirc a webinar was organised about circular ICT.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This report is part of NGI Forward, the strategy and policy arm of the European Commission’s flagship Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative, which seeks to build a more democratic, inclusive, res…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

As part of the Circular PP project, the City of Aalborg (Denmark) established a new innovative approach to buying playgrounds, based on the principles of a circular economy and grounded in a pedagogi…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This Fair ICT Flanders infographic provides an overview of the various risks within the ICT supply chain. The route from raw material to final product is long and complex. Many actors are involved in…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

If your organization is prepared to work on a fair ICT policy, it is important to consider a few questions in order to arrive at a concrete action plan. Why does your organization want to take on a p…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Between 60 and 85% of the CO2 emissions from ICT devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets… come from the production phase. Purchasing organizations can drastically limit the impact of this phase…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This infographic from Fair ICT Flanders shows the decision-making process for the purchase of ICT hardware in a few steps. It allows buyers to reflect on their needs and also offers alternatives to n…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Lessons learned report that shares the key takeaways from the Big Buyers Initiative working group.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

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

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This circular economy procurement framework was created by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help companies kickstart circular economy initiatives within their procurement process.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This online course is a product of the Urban Agenda partnership for Public Procurement. A specific module about circular procurement is available.  

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Building on the experience from organising market engagement as part of the Make ICT Fair project, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and Electronics Watch recommend to procurers a dialogue…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Brussels Capital Region believes that circular public procurement is a lever for the transition towards a more circular economy.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has been active in the promotion of Sustainable Public Procurement at national, regional and global levels since 2005.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

At EU level the European Commission set an indicative target that, by 2010, 50% of all public tendering procedures should be green, where ‘green’ means compliant with endorsed common core EU GPP crit…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The transition to a Circular Economy requires innovative business models that stimulate optimised use of repairable products, reusable components and recycling of materials. A Community of Practice (…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This website is the Flemish reference for Fair & Circular IT. FiF is a 3 year long project run by CATAPA vzw, Bond Beter Leefmilieu and Ondernemers voor Ondernemers and financed by the Flemisch Gover…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The report A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion’s future outlines a vision and sets out ambitions and actions – based on the principles of a circular economy – to design out negative impacts a…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This report examines the current sustainability landscape of the tech sector. It provides a detailed framework for infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders to analyze sustainability and outlines s…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Implementing sustainable resource management in your business.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

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…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The URBACT Knowledge Hub brings together good practices from across the EU, with the latest urban trends, to fill the gaps and make sure that the learning is within everyone's reach. At URBACT we see…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Within the Interreg NSR project ProCirc a webinar was organised about circular office furniture. Experiences from suppliers as well as buyers are shared.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

ProCirc partner Business in the Community (BITC) have published a collection of case studies called Advancing Circular Construction exploring circular buildings and infrastructure in the UK. 

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Best Practice Report published by ICLEI

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

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…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

With the aid of this tool, you will quickly collect the latest SPP criteria for your procurement document. The tool works best when SPP ambitions have been defined in advance

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Best Practice Report on Market Engagement published by ICLEI

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

A state of the art report on LCC published by ICLEI

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

What is the status of public procurement in Europe? How is Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) addressed by public authorities? When does PPI come to play with public procurers' needs?

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

n order to help the Belgian construction sector to objectify and reduce the environmental impact of buildings, the three Regions have developed the TOTEM tool [Tool to Optimise the Total Environmenta…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

 White paper / call to action for the Scottish infrastructure sector:

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

White paper no.4 on Circular economy approaches to reaching net zero carbon infrastructure

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

the European Parliament commissionedthe Environment Agency Austria (EAA) tostudy current usesand opportunities of GPP as a driver for a more Circular Economyin the EU, with respect to the Commission’…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

By examining each stage of a garment’s life from production to disposal, WRAP has identified key areas where further focus is required to build on the improvements achieved through SCAP.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The European furniture industry welcomes the new Circular Economy Action Plan of the European Commission, strongly supports the transition to a circular economy and is ready to be involved in making …

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This report presents the findings of work which estimates the value of a range of consumer electronics products following their first sale, alongside the estimated cost of recovering those products a…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This work provides a framework to understand reuse, identifies six major benefits of reuse, and maps 69 reuse examples.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The Circular Construction Economy Transition Agenda describes the strategy for achieving a circular construction economy by 2050 and contains the Agenda for the 2018-2021 period. This Agenda has been…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The Circular Construction Economy Transition Agenda describes the strategy for achieving a circular construction economy by 2050 and contains the Agenda for the 2018-2021 period. This Agenda has been…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This guide to inventoy the reuse potential of construction products before demolition has been published as part of the project Interreg NWE 739: Facilitating the Circulation of Reclaimed Building El…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The platform is a web tool managed by BusinessEurope and its national members that contributes to the EU’s agenda on circular economy.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This publication offers an overview of the MMG methodology in the Belgian construction sector.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The EU LIFE REBus (Resource Efficient Business Models) project1 aims to reduce the use of raw materials or extend the lifetime of products by demonstrating the commercial case for European businesses…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This publication is the first white paper in EIT Climate- KIC’s Circular Cities project. It entails ten cases of concrete circular procurement initiatives from across Europe that serve as inspiration…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This document aims to introduce the role that sustainable procurement can play to accelerate the transition to a circular economy and the shift towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and pr…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The criteria document aims to support experienced procurers in leveraging public purchases of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hardware to positively impact working conditions across th…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

This document analyses the current status of the circular economy within the furniture sector in Europe and Spain (some other EU countries will follow), it mainly focuses on the level of deployment o…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

EN The GPP Training Toolkit is designed for use by public purchasers and by GPP trainers, or integration in general public procurement training courses and workshops. This module is deals with how to…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The GPP Training Toolkit is designed for use by public purchasers and by GPP trainers, or integration in general public procurement training courses and workshops. This module is about why market eng…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

With support from the Circular Flanders Open Call, the 3 C  platform made an overview of existing labels and certificates for sustainable and circular office furniture.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Recently published guide on how to use public procurement to address single-use plastics in the Mediterranean region -specially in the packaging and food and beverage sectors, as they are the main co…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The European Commission has developped a series of sector specific LCC calculation tools which aim to facilitate the use of LCC amongst public procurers. This is the user guide for the LCC tool for G…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The European Commission has developped a series of sector specific LCC calculation tools which aim to facilitate the use of LCC amongst public procurers. This is the LCC tool for GPP of road lighting…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The European Commission has developped a series of sector specific LCC calculation tools which aim to facilitate the use of LCC amongst public procurers. This is the user guide for the LCC for GPP fo…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The European Commission has developped a series of sector specific LCC calculation tools which aim to facilitate the use of LCC amongst public procurers. This is the LCC tool for GPP for Indoor Light…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The European Commission has developped a series of sector specific LCC calculation tools which aim to facilitate the use of LCC amongst public procurers. This is the user guide for the LCC tool for G…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The European Commission has developped a series of sector specific LCC calculation tools which aim to facilitate the use of LCC amongst public procurers. This is the LCC tool for GPP of computers and…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The European Commission have developped a series of sector specific LCC calculation tools which aim to facilitate the use of LCC amongst public procurers. This is the users guide for the LCC tool for…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The European Commission have developped a series of sector specific LCC calculation tools which aim to facilitate the use of LCC amongst public procurers. This the LCC tool for GPP of Imaging Equipme…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The European Commission developed a series of sector specific LCC calculation tools which aim to facilitate the use of LCC amongst public procurers. This is the user guide to the LCC tool for GPP of …

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The European Commission has developped a series of sector specific LCC calculation tools which aim to facilitate the use of LCC amongst public procurers. This is the LCC tool for the GPP of vending m…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

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…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The guidelines are especially targeted at local and regional authorities as they play a crucial role in the whole construction life cycle not only by stimulating innovation and cooperation between al…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

A European Commission training module about the legal aspects of Green Public Procurement

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

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…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

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…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

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…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

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…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

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…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

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…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

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…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

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…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

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…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

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…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

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…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Rijkswaterstaat (The Netherlands) is actively working on the transition towards a circular economy. Together with Rebus, Pianoo the goverment and TurnToo a first step was taken.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Determine your circular ambitions by setting goals and strategies to achieve them.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

In 2017, OVAM instructed Centextbel, the Belgian knowledge centre for textiles, to conduct some research into the main ‘hidden’ professional textile chains. Using the results from this research, thi…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The project objectives were to map out the extent to which more circular business models are being adopted in the mobile phone and service industry, and identify how this adoption can be accelerated.…

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Legal, operational and financial solutions to unlock the potential of the ‘Fairphone-as-a-Service’ model

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

European Textiles & Workwear Market The role of Public Procurement in making textiles circular

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The report seeks to consolidate the information currently available on product-service systems (PSS) and to offer clarity on the drivers, advantages and challenges associated with their provision by …

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Good practice and guidance document on Green Public Procurement.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

In this study, we focus wherever possible on the circularity of the building materials used in the building and less on the consumption of energy during the use of the building.

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability - published this report on Best Practice in Circular Procurement

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

The study was carried out in Nordic co-operation by Finnish Environment Institute, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Copenhagen Resource Institute