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Guidance document

UrbanWINS Toolkit: A guide on urban metabolism and participatory processes for more efficient urban waste policies

This guide on urban metabolism and participatory processes for more efficient urban waste policies encourages policymakers, decision makers, waste experts and other stakeholders to improve the sustainability of their cities by interpreting waste issues and policies in an innovative way. This toolkit is a theoretical and practical guide.

European sustainability award launched at Change the Change conference

Win 10,000 EUR and be recognised as a European leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2019 Transformative Action Award

Circular Procurement Case Study Collection

This collection of best practices aims to clarify what Circular Procurement is and what its potential is. It is intended to inspire procurement staff to look at products, ask different questions, analyze the needs in the organisations and challenge the market to a more circular supply of products and services.

Public Procurement for a Circular Economy

Prepared by ICLEI and published in October 2017, the brochure on Circular Procurement provides an introduction to the European policy framework and practical guidance to those involved in public procurement decisions.

Barcelona, Rotterdam and Flanders Scoop Awards at Major European Sustainability Event

The cities of Barcelona and Rotterdam, and the Government of Flanders, have scooped the 2018 Procura+ Awards at this year’s EcoProcura conference in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

How to organise sustainable meetings & events in Brussels - A practical guide

The Guide provides organisers and hosts of meetings and events from 10 to 100 participants with practical information and recommendations on how to manage their meetings and events in held in Brussels more sustainably.
Press release
29 September 2017

PPI4Waste project concludes with international conference in Brussels

After almost three years, the PPI4Waste project ended with an international conference in Brussels (Belgium) on 12 September 2017. Experts and participants concluded that more cooperation is needed to support public procurement of innovation (PPI) and help increase the uptake of innovative solutions for waste management.
Public procurement of innovation (PPI) is a powerful tool to foster innovation and leverage the market, but is still widely regarded as a complicated process by most public aut...

Circular Procurement Best Practice Report

This report gives an overview of the meaning of Circular Procurement and explores concepts and ideas related to the topic, including references to circular procurement examples.
The report includes reference to three priority focuses for circular procurement: the focus on services instead of products, a focus on the product's design, use phase and end of life and a focus on market dialogue. It includes a section on the benefits of applying circular procurement and some examples of circular proc...