Public and private procurers have trong leverage to stimulate the circular economy. By increasing the demand, they are able to grow the market for circular suppliers. This greates room for new business models and innovation for the suppliers and their entire supply chain. This is key in reducing CO2 reduction and drastically reducing the use of virgin materials. The Interreg North Sea Region ProCirc project partners wil work together on circular procument through three strategies. Over 30 pilots will be set up internationally for various sectors. Each of these experiments will aim at a decrease of at least 20% in use of virgin materials, waste and CO2 emission. This will allow to test new ways of circular procurement in practice.
Furthermore, exchange of knowledge and experience between the partner regions is an important goal. A circular procurement toolbox, minimum circular requierements and a transnational implementation roadmap wil be created. This will allow for harmonisation and upscaling across borders. International, sectorspecific communities of practice will be set up between buyers and suppliers. These will facilitate sharing insights and tools and implementing circular sollutions. The output and lessons learned from the ProCirc project will stimulate circular procurement and the circular economy in our North Sea region. We aim to apply circular opportunies and contribute to the international development in circular economy.
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The ProCirc project runs from December 2018 until June 2022.