Circular Public Procurement in the Nordic Countries

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This report provides a framework for circular procurement and discusses its possibilities to promote circular economy. Several best practice examples in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway illustrate how and in which sectors and product groups circular procurement could be applicable. Different approaches to circular procurement and tendering criteria supporting circular aspects are also illustrated.The study was carried out in Nordic cooperation by Finnish Environment Institute, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Copenhagen Resource Institute. The project was financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM), administrated by the NCM Sustainable Consumption and Production Working Group and guided by a steering group consisting representatives from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.



Current status of circular public procurement — a country review

The Nordic countries share the EU-level objectives of stimulating the circular economy through public procurement. However, different means and channels may be used for implementation. This chapter reviews circular procurement initiatives at the governmental and municipal levels, and identifies the most important actors, organisations and networks that could promote the implementation of circular procurement, focusing on Denmark, Finland and Sweden.


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