October 2022: 10 Story Submissions: Procurement Theme

Public authorities are major consumers. By using government purchasing power to choose goods and services with verified environmental attributes, they can make an important contribution to sustainable consumption and production – what is called Green Public Procurement (GPP), Circular Procurement, or sometimes Sustainable Procurement. 

Some of the best practices in Europe related to Greening Procurement policies, strategies, and approaches have been identified by the Reducing Plastic Waste in Canada project and presented in the following stories. 

  1. The EU Policy Framework for Sustainable Circular Procurement Includes Supporting Criteria and Tools
  2. European Commission Guidance Drives National Green Procurement Requirements in Austria
  3. Cradle to Cradle® Certification Requirements Updated in 2021 to Address Circularity
  4. Municipal Green Procurement in the Spotlight! City of Ludwigsburg, Germany
  5. Municipal Green Procurement in the City of Ghent, Belgium
  6. Sustainable Procurement Plan 2021-2024 for the Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands: Using the Sustainable Development Goals as a Compass
  7. Green Procurement Policy in the National Action Plan in France Linked to a Regulatory Backdrop
  8. Circular public procurement: a Framework for Cities Developed by the Ellan MacArthur Foundation
  9. The Swedish Government Leads the Way on Climate-Smart, Circular Procurement
  10. New Developments in Green Procurement in Denmark

The European Union (EU) project on Reducing Plastic Waste in Canada