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Circular Procurement of IT equipment

This procurement aimed to purchase IT equipment for 1,000 workstations in a way that supported circular supply business models. In particular, it sought to procure products and materials that can be used again at the end-of-life use phase. While it was it was...
Disposable bio-based Plastic aprons
Disposable bio-based Plastic aprons

Skåne Regional Council decided to alter its purchasing approach for protective disposable aprons to a more environmentally friendly product alternative. The pilot project aimed to procure 5.2 million bio-based disposable aprons, and test an innovation procurement...

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Environmentally friendly office IT equipment in Stockholm
Environmentally friendly office IT equipment in Stockholm

In 2010, Stockholm County Council introduced stringent new environmental requirements for purchasing computers, which included low energy consumption; the use of recycled plastic in new products; and eliminating lead, mercury, and halogenated flame retardants from new...

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Reusing workwear in Herning
Reusing workwear in Herning

The Municipality of Herning trialled circular economy ideas in some of its operations, which included procurement of uniforms. The previous contract had wash and repair requirements; however, Herning looked for an innovative circular solution to reusing uniforms with...

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Purchasing textiles made from recycled fibres
Purchasing textiles made from recycled fibres

The Ministry of Defence purchases volumes of textiles to equip personnel with uniforms and other items and decided to explore the potential for increasing the circularity of its textiles sourcing by requiring producers to supply items made, in part, from recycled...

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Supplying sustainable garments for health professionals
Supplying sustainable garments for health professionals

The framework agreement's goal was to secure high-quality service for clothing for healthcare professionals in one contract to support resource recovery, product life extension, and the product-as-a-service circular business models. The tender required all elements of...

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Procuring energy-efficient indoor lighting as a service
Procuring energy-efficient indoor lighting as a service

The goal of this tender was to explore circular and lower energy lighting solutions for four buildings and support the product-as-a-service circular business model. The aim was to do this without significant investments, secure a 15-year contract, and reduce the CO2...

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