ZERO WASTE SCOTLAND

OVERVIEW

 

SPP AT ZERO WASTE SCOTLAND

Zero Waste Scotland is a not-for-profit environmental organisation, funded by the Scottish Government and European Regional Development Fund, leading Scotland to use products and resources responsibly.
Using evidence and insight, their goal is to inform policy, and motivate individuals and businesses to embrace the environmental, economic, and social benefits of a circular economy.

SPP HIGHLIGHTS

    • Mentoring Programme: Circular Procurement in selected procurements across Scotland’s public sector since 2016
    • Online Learning Courses such as the ‘Introduction to Sustainable procurement online learning module’ since 2016
    • ‘Procuring for Repair, Re-use and Remanufacturing. Category and Commodity’ Guidance published in 2016

        170

        Employees

        24 m

        Budget

        2020

        Date joined

        CONTACT

        Spela Raposa

        Circular Procurement Project Manager

         

        WEBSITE

         

        More information? Email  spela.raposa@zerowastescotland.org.uk

        IN ACTION

         SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

        Zero Waste Scotland will focus on impacting climate change as a society.  This includes:

        • Responsible Consumption – where people and businesses demand products and services in ways which respect the limits of our natural resources.
        • Responsible Production – where a circular economy is embraced by businesses and organisations which supply products and services to get the maximum life and value from the natural resources used to make them;
        • Maximising Value from Waste – where the environmental and economic value of wasted resources and energy is harnessed efficiently.


        CIRCULAR PROCUREMENT

         

        Mentoring Programme: Circular Procurement

        Mentoring support is currently being offered as part of ProCirc to selected procurements across Scotland’s public and private sectors where a circular economy approach could make a significant difference – either through its scale or replicability. Organisations are supported to embed relevant circular economy outcomes within specification and other stages of the procurement cycle.

         

        Online Learning Resources

        The Introduction to Sustainable Public Procurement online learning module has been developed to introduce the concept of sustainable public procurement in Scotland, as part of Scotland’s Flexible Framework Assessment Tool’s recommended reference material. It takes around 20 minutes and is certified on completion. The revised eLearning will be added to the Scottish Government’s Sustainable Procurement Tools website, so that it sits alongside the rest of the suite of national sustainable procurement materials, including the recently launched Climate Literacy eLearning.

         

        Procuring for Repair, Re-use and Remanufacturing. Category and Commodity Guidance

        Zero Waste Scotland undertook research to develop specifications to include circular economy outcomes such as repair, reuse, remanufacture or leasing within commodities and services that the public sector procure. Commodities and services were prioritised according to relative expenditure, current & future market availability & scope for development of circular products & services. Read Guidance here.

        SPP SECTORS

        • Electrical & electronic
        • Furniture
        • Construction Infrastructure
        • Textiles
        • Catering
        • Cleaning
        • Flooring
        • Outdoor playground equipment
        • Vehicles and tires
        • Waste services
        • Medical devices
        • Single use items

         

         

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        FURTHER INFORMATION

        For further information on the activities of Zero Waste Scotland visit their website:

        Website

        or email procurement@iclei.org 

        PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES

        ProCirc

        Accelerate circular economy through procurement power, alliance and capacity building

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