“Green Public (or Private) Procurement (GPP)
is a process whereby public authorities (or buyers) seek to
procure goods, services and works
with a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle
when compared to goods, services and works with the same primary
function that would otherwise be procured.”
Public authorities and Buyer, by using their purchasing power to choose goods and services with lower impacts on the environment, they can make a significant contribution to sustainable consumption and production.
Promoting and using GPP, public authorities or buyers, can provide the industry with real incentives for developing green technologies and products.
In some sectors, purchasers command a large share of the market (oil & hydrocarbons, construction, facility management, home care, ...) and so their decisions have considerable impact.
GPP is an effective way to demonstrate a authority’s, public or private, commitment to
environmental protection and sustainable consumption and production
Green public procurement drives the circular economy
By buying environmentally friendly goods and services, governments can develop a sustainable,
low-carbon and resource-efficient circular economy.
"The circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design.
Relying on system-wide innovation, it aims to redefine products and services to
re-design waste out while minimizing negative impacts, by a transition to renewable energy sources. The circular model builds economic, natural and social capital."
The circular economy represents a new way of producing value
through a virtuous and synergistic re-use of all the resources that re-energize,
in a renewable process, the production-consumption cycle generating
evident positive impacts from the environmental, social and economic point of view.
The proposals comprise long term targets for reducing the landfilling of waste and promoting the reuse and recycling of key waste streams, as well as a broad and ambitious set of actions, to be carried out before 2020.
A suitably designed, implemented and maintained circular economy will reduce the need for waste management to a minimum (because this will be replaced by resource management).
It remains nevertheless imperative that comprehen- sive waste management be set up as a precondition to advancing towards a circular and inclusive
FROM NATURE TO CIRCULAR ECONOMY
If natural biological processes do not keep pace with the rate at which polluting substances are introduced into
the environment, the water being used,
the air that breathes and the land
we live on will be polluted.
If we extract from the plants the active ingredients that disrupt the molecular chain of organic pollutants, reduce the natural biodegradation times, favor microorganisms, reduce the costs of different WBS and return air, soil and clean water first.
If stakeholders use
Re-Cycly, we reduce the pollutants in the various production processes and accelerate the reuse of natural raw materials
- water-air-soil -
participating circular economy and extend their core business in GPP.
Transitioning to the circular economy may be the biggest revolution and opportunity for how we organize production and consumption in our global economy.
Transforming towards a circular economy means a shift from the old school approach of “take, make, waste” to “take, make, take" or "Zero Waste Strategy"
Transforming structures at this microscopic level creates a whole new range of opportunities to alter the characteristics of the materials and get the desired properties. Because they allow you to create completely circular alternatives to traditional inputs, biological sciences and materials are critical to Circular and Recycle and Recycle patterns.
Life and material sciences play a key role in driving input substitution at a large scale. Ongoing innovation in this eld will lead to new circular material input options. It will also bring new ways to alter outputs so they can be used as inputs.
The transition may take time and effort.
That’s why a proactive strategy for how and when to make the move is critical.
To perform a circular advantage, the first step is to clearly understand the motives for abandoning the current linear model and the bene ts that circular business models o er including the technologies and capabilities that are critical to success.
For companies wanting to future-proof their growth agenda, the circular economy and circular advantage are the places to look.
And there’s never been a better time to start.
SEE WHAT'S TRENDING
The way we consume resources in the EU is causing environmental
damage at a rate that cannot be sustained.
Many concerns have been raised about the increasing consumption and production patterns, both internationally and at the European level.
If the world as a whole followed the EU's pattern of consumption, global resource use could quadruple within 20 years.
Apart from the resulting environmental and health problems, this trend could threaten economic growth due to decreasing natural resources and the cost of addressing these issues.
The public sector is the largest consumer in the economy.
Government expenditure on works, goods and services represents around 14% of the EU’s gross domestic product (GDP), accounting for roughly EUR 1.8 trillion annually.
The 2006 "EIPRO – Environmental Impact of Products" study showed that products from these three areas of consumption (more precisely food and drink, housing and transport) together are responsible for 70-80% of environmental impacts of (private) consumption. 
While research and development is in progress to improve and deploy cleaner and more efficient technologies, it is also important to influence our consumption and production patterns so as to minimise the damage caused to the environment while maintaining an economic equilibrium at the same time.
GPP was introduced as part of an effort to take some concrete steps in this direction.
 European Commission (2015) Public Procurement Indicators 2013. These figures exclude spending by utility companies; earlier estimates (2011) including utility procurement were of around 19% of EU GDP, accounting for more than EUR 2.3 trillion.
 Tukker, A. et al. (2006), Environmental Impact of Products (EIPRO) – Analysis of the life-cycle environmental impacts related to the final consumption of the EU-25 (for DG JRC/IPTS, European Commission)
A number of studies have been undertaken to determine the extent of
GPP implementation by EU contracting authorities.
A monitoring exercise was carried out in 2011 in which public authorities from 26 Member States participated.
This aimed to identify the level of uptake of the core GPP criteria for ten product and service groups (cleaning products and services; construction; electricity; catering services and food products; gardening services and products; office IT equipment; copying and graphic paper; textiles; transport; and furniture.)
The findings indicate that 26% of a sample of 1783 last contracts signed included all of the core EU GPP criteria, and 55% included at least one of the core criteria. Further details of the results and methodology are available here.
In 2009 a study was carried out looking at the impact of GPP in what were then the ‘Green 7’ countries (i.e. those with the highest rates of implementation) – Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. This found an average of 55% of contracts concluded in those Member States for ten product and service groups could be defined as green
A 2010 study examined the approaches to GPP implementation in nine Member States plus Norway.
As part of the overall review of EU public procurement legislation in 2011, an assessment of the strategic use of public procurement (encompassing environmental, social and innovation/industrial policy goals) was also commissioned.
GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT,
MANDATORY ACROSS THE ITALIAN PUBLIC SECTOR
Ensuring sustainable modes of consumption and production
"is the 12th of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals defined and promoted by the
United Nations and, to achieve this goal by 2030,
Italy will accelerate in 2016 and aim at Green Public Procurement and" zero waste "
In domestic policy, green public procurement is a central hub that brought the Code of Public Procurement (Decree 50/2016) the obligation of the government to buy green.
All public authorities are obliged to integrate environmental criteria into their purchasing procedures by applying the "minimum environmental criteria" the MEC issued by the Ministry for a specific purchasing category.
The effects of Italian choices in terms of GPP, landed in 2016 the compulsory nature of MEC, have led to a gradual application of the public administrations of sustainable management strategies of its structures and administrative processes, which lies in the methods of procurement of goods and services a very significant indicator.
Istat data on eco-management of common capitals, notes that as early as 2015 there was an increase over the previous of "green" purchases per year: 68% of the MEC capital cities have been applied for some types of goods and services, while 22% of these applied them on all purchases.
With the entry into force of the new rules on public procurement green oriented you will have strong acceleration whose effect will have significant glare even on the business system.
The long and complex process of diffusion of GPP has, in fact, also led the private sector to undertake green purchasing strategies by reorienting the market towards production choices and more sustainable consumption.
Since GreenItaly 2016 report states that 25.9% of companies investing in green technologies recorded an increase in revenue.
The green businesses are good for the environment but also the economy.
Companies and Public Administrations all over the world, according to EU and UN directives, as well as predictions of a leading global professional services company, are and will be driving in determining a transition to new production and consumption patterns and will also be in promoting and encouraging Sustainable behaviors in workplaces.
CONCENTRATE LIQUID SOLUTIONS RECYCLY
They respect and estend Minimum Environmental Criteria in Green Public Procurament
- Natural formulation to 100% from plant extracts and combinations and
nonionic surfactant compounds
- Commodities are from renewable sources 100%
- Biodegradable more than 90% in 10 days
(exceeding the regulatory required levels of 60% in 28 days)
- Completely non-toxic and completely harmless to humans, animals,
ecosystems and the environment in general
- Innocuous by contact with skin, eyes and hair
- No extreme danger in case of accidental ingestion or inhalation
- Through the study of special Mix Design, it acts as a molecular disintegrator of
different pollutants chains
- Its unique formulation does not allow pollutants to restore the original chemical composition
- It has a neutral and stable PH
- It is not corrosive
- It does not cause corrosion or dryness in rubber compounds, polymer chains and derivatives
- Not readily flammable and annihilates the gases produced in the combustion process
- It can be used at elevated temperatures, without risk in the operation, without losing the performance and efficiency
- It is not highly foaming, resulting in substantial savings of water in the rinsing processes
- It is not considered special waste, as well as the derivatives after the time required for bioremediation process
-The fluid can be introduced into the the public sewerage system without offering any danger
- Eliminate odors extreme and volatile organic compounds
- It reduces pollutant parameters in reclamation processes
- Has a high safety index and may be applied without the use of personal
protective equipment (PPE *)
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