What is the Interest Group?

The PPI4Waste Interest Group is made up of stakeholders involved with or interested in the procurement of innovative waste management solutions. The Group is open to anyone who is interested in the procurement of innovative, waste management solutions including public authority representatives such as: municipal waste management experts, procurers and policy makers, as well as academics, suppliers and other experts in the field.


  • Learn, connect and exchange with peers from across the EU
  • Join the Innovative Waste Management Solutions and Resource Efficiency Discussion Group on the Procurement Forum
  • Be the first to hear about upcoming PPI4Waste trainings
  • Receive the project newsletter and email updates over the course of the project
  • Be invited to join the Purchasing Community

The Interest Group in practice

The primary aim of the Interest Group is to foster knowledge and, exchange, while driving the uptake of innovative, sustainable and ready-to-use solutions in the waste management sector across Europe. Furthermore, the richness of the quantity of expert knowledge in the PPI4Waste Expert Group will harness the groups’ potential and increase understanding of potential waste solutions available on the market.

  • Webinars

Webinars are organised for the members of the Interest Group.

  • Procurement Forum

Members of the Interest Group are invited to join the Innovative Waste Management Solutions and Resource Efficiency Discussion Group on the Procurement Forum, a discussion group connecting stakeholders who are working in or interested in gaining a better understanding of innovation in the waste sector.

Latest discussion – 28/11/2016
Procurement Forum
A future-proof industrial revolution?

Back to the days of smoke, nothing else than smoke and low life expectance, the 1st industrial revolution was the start into a resource-heavy, overshooting society we now live in. Nowadays, voices get stronger that talk about another industrial revolution – this times the 4th one – it shall look different than before: sustainable, resource-light and future-proof.

What role will innovative waste management play?

According to Waste Management World opinion by Antonis Mavropoulos* key questions are

“if we are going to utilize the fourth industrial revolution towards a circular economy or we will just accelerate resource depletion with advanced efficiency?

Are we going to redesign products, business models and social practices or we are going to continue with fast food, fast fashion and built-in obsolescence?”

What impact can sustainable public procurement have? I look forward discussing with you..

All the best,


*source: https://waste-management-world.com/a/iswa-blog-waste-industry-must-prepare-for-4th-industrial-revolution