Discussion group Innovative waste management solutions and resource efficiency | New discussion April 2017

A discussion group, Innovative waste management solutions and resource efficiency, has been created on the Procurement Forum as a discussion platform for the Interest Group of the PPI4Waste project.

The aim of the Interest Group is to foster knowledge and exchange, and drive the uptake of innovative, sustainable, ready-to-use solutions in waste management across Europe.

The latest discussion of the Interest Group includes:

The role of Public Procurement in making textiles circular

A circular economy in Europe can provide us many extras. An estimated 600 billion euros of economic value, and a crucial contribution to reducing the environmental impact of our production and consumption. Governments can do much to strengthen this movement. For instance through procurement of goods, such as workwear and -textiles.

Rijkswaterstaat, one of the partners in PPI4Waste and one of the partners in the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP) has examined what it takes to make workwear circular, and what role the government can play in this process. The results of this study are described in the European Workwear Report recently published.

In addition to all kinds of practical recommendations for making the textile sector more circular, the ECAP report also gives examples from Denmark, Poland and the Netherlands. Read and learn what you can do to make your textiles circular!

Read and contribute to the discussion