Zero Waste Scotland commissioned Sustainable Procurement Ltd as project lead, and Eunomia as sub-contractor, to develop this procurement guidance document to support circular economy purchasing decisions and outcomes across the Scottish public sector.
Scottish Government policy makes increasing the supply and demand for circular products and services a key priority. In addition, the Scottish Government’s, Circular Economy Strategy – ‘Making Things Last’ – recognises the important role of public procurement, in supporting a transition to a more circular economy.
The document sets out the rationale for making purchasing decisions, with product life extension in mind, that is:
- Cost savings and cost avoidance;
- Security of supply;
- Enhancing resource efficiency;
- Enhancing value and increasing opportunities in the local economy;
- Delivering national and organisational outcomes.
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