Policies & Frameworks

Circular economy is accelerating globally with countries, regions, and cities making commitments and developing their own policies, strategies, and action plans. The policies and frameworks selected reflect commitments to advance circularity; the status of procurement globally; and how circular procurement is being used to influence responsible consumption and production, and address policy issues like climate change.

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Sustainable Montreal 2016-2020

Montreal plans to innovate and demonstrate creativity to become models in their management practices and plans, policies, and programs by integrating sustainable development principles into all facets of their activities. Making the transition toward a green, circular...
National Action Plan on Circular Economy
National Action Plan on Circular Economy

A circular economy in Greece can lead to a qualitative leap in the economy and growth transformation. It can create new jobs, support small and medium-sized entrepreneurship, create new trades and fosters the social economy. The National Strategy for Circular Economy...

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Anit-Waste Law for a Circular Economy
Anit-Waste Law for a Circular Economy

France's Anti-Waste Law for a Circular Economy responds to citizen expectations to preserve and respect ecology through daily life measures. It contains measures that drive new obligations, new prohibitions, and new tools that shift production and consumption patterns.

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Sustainable Procurement Objectives
Sustainable Procurement Objectives

Auckland Council is using a sustainable development approach to promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of the community, which is being led through sustainable procurement. This document outlines the goals and targets to generate positive...

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Green Public Procurement National Action Plan: 2019-2025
Green Public Procurement National Action Plan: 2019-2025

Malta’s Waste Management Plan 2014-2020 identifies GPP as a tool towards creating resources from waste. The Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan also identified GPP as a tool for promoting the creation of a market for secondary resources. This dovetails with this...

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Corporate Responsible Procurement and Commissioning Policy
Corporate Responsible Procurement and Commissioning Policy

Cornwall's Corporate Responsible Procurement and Commissioning policy covers all procurement areas and focuses on nine responsible procurement objectives to influence the way products and services are sourced. It is a crucial lever to drive social value, economic and...

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