The circular purchasing course in The Hague

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More and more organizations want to get started with circular procurement. Are you involved in circular purchasing, for example as a buyer, project manager or sustainability consultant, and do you want to know how you can start with that? On 21 May 2019, PIANOo and Rijkswaterstaat are organizing a circular purchasing course in The Hague. Here you will find tools to get started yourself (link).Read More

No climate solution without circular economy

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Based on presentation written by Joan Prummel

The latest “Global Resource Outlook 2019. Natural resources for the future we want” (2019) presents some facts related with circular economy.

  • 50% of total emissions is related to material use: mining, transport, production of goods and waste disposal (see: Chart 1);
  • 90% of biodiversity loss and water stress are caused by resource extraction and processing;
  • From 2000 to 2015, the climate change and health impacts from extraction and production of metals doubled.

International Resource Panel calculated that a full circular economy will reduce our emissions with at least 60%. Circular economy is not ‘the solution’, but there is no solution without it either.


World Resource Forum Antwerp

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At which took place from 24-27 February in Antwerp (Belgium) Joan Prummel and Emile Bruls from Rijkswaterstaat did a workshop on circular public procurement and green deals, together with Veerle Labeeuw from the Flemish waste agency OVAM. The workshop provided basic information on how to make procurement circular, how green deals can help and what strategies can be followed. On the event about 30 people participated. Contacts were laid with several participants which can be useful for the CPP project and establish links between the project and other European projects in which public procurement plays a role.

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Is Circular Procurement the New Sustainable?

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Written by Ashleigh McLennan – Sustainable Procurement and Economy Officer from ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.
This text was originally published on Green Growth Knowledge Platform.

Over thirty years ago, the World Commission on Environment and Development – more commonly known as the Brundtland Commission –  declared that “the time has come to break out of past patterns”, kick-starting three decades worth of sustainable development programmes.

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Circular Procurement in Malmö

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Written by Paula Land from ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.
This text was originally published on Sustainable Procurement Platform.

10 million tonnes of furniture are discarded by businesses and consumers in EU Member States each year, the majority of which is destined for either landfill or incineration, finds a report published by the European Environmental Bureau. The report calls on policy makers and officials to focus more efforts on higher-value circular resource flows, such as refurbishment or remanufacturing.Read More

Circular PP on the seminar “Systemic approach to the circular architecture – technologies and regulations”

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On the 11th December in Warsaw Circular PP Project staff from RRDA (Poland) took part in the Circular Economy event organized by INNOWO-Instytut Innowacji i Odpowiedzialnego Rozwoju. The main subject of the event was: “Systemic approach to the circular architecture – technologies and regulations”. The meeting was the second in the series of meetings organized by INNOWO and dedicated the circularity within the architecture.Read More