Accelerating the transformation to a circular economy requires both a global and a local approach simultaneously: global multi-stakeholder collaboration for large-scale systems change (in finance, technology, and supply chains), combined with specific localised systems change (in cities, regions, countries). Governments must create across-the-board connections between stakeholders at all levels, whether they are private companies, public authorities, scientists, academia or consumers.
This document completes the “CEN general guidelines on circular economy strategies by local and regional authorities” with examples of good practices to set actions specifically for local SMEs. Members of ACR+ have contributed to this study by providing information on circular economy actions that they have implemented on their territories.
Public procurement refers to the process by which public authorities, such as government departments or local authorities, purchase work, goods or services from companies.
This document includes an overview of the general European Framework as well as the description of 3 types of public procurement related to circular economy activities.