Objective and approach of ProCircCicular economy is key to solving the waste crisis and the problem of rising cost of new materials in the North Sea Region. Circular procurement is an effective pathway to reducing the use of raw materials and helping to close material and product loops in sectors such as construction, infrastructure, furniture and ICT.
ProCirc brings together 8 public and 3 private sector organisations that will leverage more than 30 circular procurement pilots with a combined value of €40M. Each pilot aims to reduce 20-25% raw materials, waste and CO2 emissions. Transnationally ProCirc organises three major activities:
- Procurer-to-Procurer Learning and Action Programme – setting up a learning network approach to support local and regional organisations and their purchasers with arguments, methods and tools to make the right decisions and choices;
- Circular Procurement Expert Task Forces – creating helpdesk functionality for local, regional and national purchasers, procurement officers and sustainability responsible officials;
- Transnationally & Cross-industry Communities of Practice – developing another learning network to stimulate and accelerate (trans)national dissemination of the findings of the pilots in construction, infrastructure, furniture and ICT.