Dutch Provinces sign Green Procurement deal

1 June 2018

When it comes to circular ambitions, The Netherlands has been one of the leading countries in the world for several years now. This month, the 'Dutchies' added to the proof that their ambitions are more than just talk. Seven Dutch provinces decided to launch the world's first 'circular tender', for phones. The result of this Green Public Procurement innovation: the negative footprints of their devices (the waste they generate and the material scarcity they add to) will be compensated for... By collecting scrap phones in Africa as 'offsets'.

See the news item, written in Dutch: https://www.duurzaam-ondernemen.nl/provincies-maken-zich-hard-voor-circulaire-telefoons/