As well as considering the policy framework and strategies such as strategic thinking and engaging the market, the brochure provides guidance on identifying where and how to make a purchase more circular according to the principles of reduce, reuse, recycle and recover.Alongside each of these sections, good practice examples are also provided, demonstrating how circular economy principles are already being implemented across Europe.A webinar to discuss the latest changes in the newly revised EU GPP criteria for textiles took place last Wednesday 28 June 2017.
Those new areas aim at prolonging the life span of furniture items, thus reflecting a reinforcement of circular economy aspects in EU GPP criteria.
The use of the criteria has the potential to considerably reduce environmental impacts from furniture and their costs.
It can help stimulate a critical mass of demand for more sustainable goods and services which otherwise would be difficult to get onto the market.
GPP is therefore a strong stimulus for eco-innovation.
GPP criteria for Computers and Monitors translated The EU GPP criteria for Computers and Monitors, published in October 2016, are now available in 23 languages.