Pioneering behaviour change towards procurement for circular economy in Malmö
By Josefine Hintz, Economy and Procurement team, ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed life in cities around the world and has disrupted the systems that support them. But as restrictions in cities are eased and supply chains start up again, there is an opportunity to develop new systems that work better for people and the environment. The city of Malmö in Sweden aims to catalyse the transition to a circular economy in the Baltic Sea Region using public procurement. Part of the EU-funded Circular PP project, Malmö is piloting an approach to create a circular economy for furniture, focusing on repair, reuse and refurbishment.