Circular inspiration: Dusseldorf’s sustainable procurement of recycled paper
As a densely populated and economically powerful urban area, the city of Duseldorf recognised the challenge of climate change early on and initiated a process of low carbon and zero waste strategy development. Read about some of the challenges they faced and the lessons learned.
Dr. Mark Lindert, head of waste management section, Dusseldorf, said: “Public authorities need, procure and use a large amount of material – which is often connected to a massive input of natural resources. On the other hand, public authorities produce or deal with a lot of waste from used material. This linear economy is the opposite of sustainability. To establish a circular economy, it is essential to link public procurement and material recycling by procuring recycled material. This is an important municipal contribution to close the loop.”