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EU GPP News Alert June 2017

This month’s issue features the latest news regarding green purchasing guidance for textiles products and services. The EU GPP Criteria for textiles related purchased have just been updated and are ready to use for purchases such as uniforms/workwear, interiors and laundry services. New approaches from several countries for ‘closing the loop’ through procurement are also highlighted.

In this issue you can also read our interview Heidrun Fammler – the Deputy Project Manager of the EU-funded NonHazCity project, and President of the Baltic Environmental Forum Group. Hear what she has to say about the ways in which GPP can be used to reduce or eradicate hazardous substances from public services.

Two detailed good practice experiences of GPP in action are featured this month:

– Leasing low carbon imaging equipment in Greater Porto (Portugal) through their Intermunicipal Waste Mangement company (LIPOR)

– Climate-friendly waste collection and treatment services in Sarpsborg (in Norway)

In other news, find out about the EU grants available for GPP related actions, the Global Review on Sustainable Procurement, latest guidance on using output/performance-based specifications, and the latest initiatives on GPP organised in the Slovak Republic.

Source: EU GPP

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