Circular Public Procurement

Circular procurement promotes consideration of the whole life-cycle of goods and services, in order to avoid negative environmental impacts and waste creation, and achieve an overall reduction in the amount of energy and materials consumed. Including circular principles in procurement can help procurers take a more holistic approach to sustainability throughout the procurement cycle - while also achieving potential savings.

The Procura+ Interest Groups on circular procurement brings together participants who wish to collaborate on this common topic of interest. The purpose of the Interest Group will be to:

  • Share lessons from those with practical experience
  • Provide support to group members to develop tangible circular procurement actions and criteria, mainstream circular procurement at the organisational level
  • Inform the next generation of circular procurement.

The interest group is a unique chance for procurers from across Europe to learn from each other in how to support the transition to a circular economy through their procurement.

This group was established with support from Circular PP and will be supported in future by CityLoops. It is also affiliated with the UN One Planet Network.

Interest Group Participants

Belgium: Bpost, OVAM

Denmark: City of Aalborg, Municipality of Høje-Taastrup, Municipality of Roskilde

Finland: City of Helsinki, Helsinki Environmental Services, Municipality of Mikkeli

France: RESECO

Latvia: Latvian Environmental Investment Fund

Netherlands: Rijskwaterstaat, City of Haarlem

Norway: City of Oslo, Municipality of Bodo, NRI

Portugal: LIPOR

Spain: City of Seville, LIPASAM, Murcia, Government of Catalonia

Sweden: City of Malmö

UK: SEPA, APUC, Transport for London








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