US EPA Recommendations of Product Environmental...

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The US EPA Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels - covering 20 product categories - leverage the US federal government's vast purchasing power to bring clarity to the market, promote environmentally sustainable products, and realize lifecycle cost savings. Moreover, the Recommendations increase market confidence in existing private sector initiatives that have demonstrated positive, measurable, and meaningful change in the environmental performance of products and services.
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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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SPP Tender Implementation and Impact Monitoring in...

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This case study shows how Suwon undertook successful SPP Tender Implementation and Impact Monitoring. Selected as a city for the “SPP Tender Implementation and Impact Monitoring” that is currently being carried out in Asia under the One Planet Network, Suwon kicked off the project in March 2017 and set the target for increasing the ratio of the annual Green Public Procurement (GPP) to over 40% and that of Recycled Asphalt Con¬crete (RAC) to more than 20%.
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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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Zero Waste Case Study: The Story of Sardinia

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Sardinia was until 2003 in the rearguard of Italy and Europe in terms of waste management. With a separate collection rate of 3.8%, this popular tourist island used to send all the remaining waste to landfills and incineration. However, a strategy based on the promotion of separate collection with particular attention to bio-waste, and a carefully designed system of incentives in combination with several municipalities championing the transition towards zero waste, is delivering results. In 2016
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A Sampling of Successes in Green Public Procurement:...

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This is a compendium featuring six successful examples of green public procurement implementation in four different Asia-Pacific countries, namely Thailand, Japan, China and Korea. Each case study can be read independently and focuses on identifying the challenges faced in the implementation process, as well as the key factors that determined the success of the green procurement activities. The compendium was prepared by the Green Purchasing Network Malaysia in the framework of the Asia-Pacific GPPEL project (“Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and ecolabelling in the Asia Pacific region”) run by UN Environment and supported by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Korean Environmental Industry and Technology Institute. The case studies were written with the contribution of green public procurement practitioners from the four countries involved, with the goal of showcasing successful examples of green purchasing in the public sector and inspiring policy makers to improve their green procurement practices.
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