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EU Green Public Procurement Policy

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Green Public Procurement in the Circular Economy Action Plan.

Enrico Degiorgis, European Commission

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EU Green Public Procurement Policy

  1. 1. EU Green Public Procurement Policy European Commission Environment Directorate-General Enrico Degiorgis Webinar "Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) and the Circular Economy 13 March 2017 1
  2. 2. From a Linear Economy… DISPOSEMAKETAKENATURAL RESOURCES WASTE WASTE WASTE 2
  3. 3. …to a Circular Economy 3 Circular economy Action Plan – CE AP – December 2015
  4. 4. Green Public Procurement in CE AP • Key role for circular economy acknowledged • Special emphasis on circular economy aspects in criteria-setting • Support a greater uptake of GPP criteria by public authorities, e.g. by training • Commission to lead by example - in its own procurement, and by reinforcing the use of GPP in EU funding  two inter-service groups from April 2016 • Example: reuse of old furniture, reuse and recycle of obsolete ICT 4
  5. 5. Reinforcing CE aspects in GPP criteria Examples EU GPP criteria for computers and monitors (Oct. 2016) •Renewal of IT equipment as a contract option •Design for durability, upgradeability and repairability • Continued availability of spare parts • Ease of replacement for rechargeable batteries •Product life extension upon the end of its service life •Design for dismantling and end-of-life management to maximise the recovery of resources 5 http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/pdf/EU_GPP_criteria_for_computers_and_monitors.pdf
  6. 6. Reinforcing CE aspects in GPP criteria Examples • Refurbishment service for existing used furniture • Easy repair of furniture, incl. spare part availability • Encourage use of recycled materials in construction • Food waste prevention in catering services 6 To get involved in the development GPP criteria development process: http://susproc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/product_bureau/projects.html
  7. 7. Support higher uptake of GPP • Training • Technical assistance • Peer-to-peer learning 7
  8. 8. 2nd Circular Procurement Congress Save the date! 19th October in Tallinn 8 • Examples of circular procurement • Share experiences • Discuss how circular procurement could become a standard practice globally Organisers: DG Environment, Rijkswaterstaat (NL), Estonian Ministry of the Environment, ICLEI
  9. 9. Questions? Please contact: • enrico.degiorgis@ec.europa.eu • robert.kaukewitsch@ec.europa.eu • GPP webpage: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp
  10. 10. Questions? Please contact: • enrico.degiorgis@ec.europa.eu • robert.kaukewitsch@ec.europa.eu • GPP webpage: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp

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