Bottom up collaboration between public and private procuring organisations, each committing to 2 pilots and share knowledge on Circular Procurement in 2013-2017. The success was enormous and grew to over 45 organisations and over 100 pilots and over 100 million Euros in procurement was done circular. Belgium and Finland have copied the concept in 2017 and more are expected. This concept is cheap and is now developing into an European interest group and pan-European collaboration.

Implemented in

  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • Netherlands

Sectors of activity
Buildings and construction, Waste, incl. Chemicals, Public Procurement

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising

Type of lead actor
Government / public sector

Start date

End date

Shared by

Cuno van Geet

Senior policy advisor SCP

Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

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Implementing innovation on Circular Procurement by practise based collaboration between implementing organisations.
Various focus areas, such as buildings, infrastructure, construction, ICT, furniture, flooring, cables, new business models, etc. etc.


As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Outcome level

SCP changes in practice

  • Green Deal Circular Procurement

Impact and Results

Over 100 million spending tenders including Circular Economy
Over 100 pilots in 3 years
More than 50 organisations working on Circular Procurement

Next steps and how to get involved

First green deal started in 2013 and was finalised end of 2017.
The new green deal 2018-2021 will include a sector based approach and scaling of initiatives and even cooperation between countries and regions.

Belgium (Flanders) and Finland have adopted the concept and started their own green deals in 2017.
A wider interest network is under development with ICLEI.
Knowledge has already been shared in 2 international conferences on Circular Procurement in Amsterdam in 2016 and Tallinn in 2017 (see weblink below).

More countries or regions are invited to join and start collaboration. Send an email to