Circular procurement as a specific approach to green public procurement pays special attention to the purchase of works, goods or services that seek to contribute to the closed energy and material loops within supply chains, whilst minimizing, and in the best case avoiding, negative environmental impacts and waste creation across the whole life-cycle. The main existing barriers regarding the implementation of the circular procurement are general lack of knowledge and expertise, procedural and legal barriers, and procurers´ preconceptions about using products which are made of recycled materials, as well as lack of them. This more holistic approach is expected to create conditions that would stimulate energy and material savings, spread innovative solutions, and create markets for clean solutions and hence lead to a circular economy.
The aim of the project – promoting the transition to a more circular economy-related national and regional decision-making by increasing the implementation of the circular procurement.
Circular Procurement as a process is expected to provide conditions and criteria that would stimulate energy and material savings and closed material loops and spread innovative solutions and create markets for clean solutions.
Project website: https://www.interregeurope.eu/circpro/
The project is acting under Interreg Europe programme.
Project duration: 1 June 2018 – 31 May 2023
Total project budget: EUR 2,2 M, European regional development fund
Lithuanian Innovation Center
Organization code 110066875
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