Case Study 8: The Story of Roubaix

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Lacking the power to implement waste collection and management practices, Roubaix had to find new ways to transition to zero waste. The Town is addressing waste at source, by creating a vibrant constellation of actors committed to reducing their waste, including families, schools and businesses.
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Webinar on How to successfully implement a sustainable...

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In the past 10 years, sustainable procurement programmes and networks have flourished across the globe as they respond to a growing need of sustainability and procurement professionals, especially in public organisations: what are the great ideas out there? What are others doing? What do best practices look like? And, most of all, how can we work together and collaborate to achieve our sustainable procurement objectives? Sustainable Choice commissioned Planet Procurement to benchmark 6 successful sustainable procurement programmes in order to identify best practices and lessons learned: 1. Sustainable choice – Local Government NSW; 2. 3AR - Association Aquitaine des Achats Publics Responsables, based in France; 3. SPLC - Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, based in the United States; 4. Procura + Network, a European initiative; 5. RGO - Réseau Grand Ouest Commande Publique et Développement Durable, based in France; 6. APE - Acquisti Pubblici Ecologici, based in the North of Italy. The objectives of the webinar were to: 1. Share lessons learned of the 6 programmes that were part of the benchmarking study; 2. Build knowledge around successful sustainable procurement programmes; 3. Create connections between sustainable procurement programme managers.
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Using Product-Service Systems to Enhance Sustainable...

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Product-service systems (PSS) are an innovative business approach that shifts the traditional business focus from selling physical products only (e.g. a washing machine) to selling a mix of products and services (e.g. cleaning services) that are jointly capable of meeting specific client demand (clean clothes). The key idea behind PSS is that consumers do not demand products per se, but are seeking the utility provided by products and services. One value-added of PSS lies in their potential to decouple consumption from economic growth, as they offer the possibility of meeting more needs with lower material and energy requirements. This technical report examines the nexus between product-service systems and sustainable public procurement, drawing together international experience. The aim of this report is, in particular, to demonstrate how product-service systems can be used by governments in the context of sustainable public procurement (SPP) policies and initiatives, thus contributing to a more resource-efficient, low-carbon and inclusive green economy. Some examples of the use of product-service systems by government organizations are given in the case studies in Annex I. This technical report was produced by working group 3A of the 10YFP SPP Programme.
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The Impacts of Sustainable Public Procurement: Eight...

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The SPP impact study is a joint project of UNEP and of the Swiss-led Marrakech Task Force on SPP. The study aims at demonstrating the benefits of sustainable public procurement on developing, developed and in transition countries. It also seeks to initiate a methodology to quantify the sustainable development and market impacts of SPP activities: increased availability of sustainable goods and services, strengthening of productive capacities and export capacities, employment creation, improved labor conditions, reduced energy and water consumption, reduced GHG emissions, increased competitiveness of green industries, uptake of green technologies, more efficient use of natural resources, etc.
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Zero Waste Case Study: the Story of Beçanson

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Located in Eastern France, the city of Besançon has rolled out an extensive system of decentralized composting, managing to cover 70% of its population and to significantly reduce the waste sent for disposal. Learn how they did it!
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Guide de l’Achat Public - L’achat public : une...

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Le guide « l’achat public : une réponse aux enjeux climatiques » vise à apporter un ensemble d’informations technico-juridiques et des propositions opérationnelles pour la mise en oeuvre et le déploiement d’une démarche d’achat intégrant des considérations relatives au changement climatique. Il répond au souhait de mettre à disposition des acteurs qui se mobilisent sur ce sujet émergent, des éléments aussi détaillés que possible afin de professionnaliser cette thématique, condition pour la fair
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