Procurement requirements for circular flows in the construction and demolition process

Reference number 2018-04687
Coordinator Göteborgs Kommun - Konsument och medborgarservice
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 000 000
Project duration December 2018 - December 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Circular and biobased economy
Call Policy and behavioral issues for a biobased circular economy

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy in the construction and demolition process to meet the challenge of reducing waste, linked to the industry. The project will: provide increased knowledge of how procurement requirements can be formulated; and develop an implementation plan for a construction or demolition project, where the stated procurement requirements can be tested and evaluated in practice. The aim is to head towards circular material flows during construction and demolition.

Expected results and effects

The project is expected to increase knowledge of what is required of a procurement to head towards a circular material use in new construction, demolition and refurbishment. The study is also expected to increase knowledge about how procurement requirements can be formulated. In the longer term, there is an expectation that: - improved procurement requirements have resulted in reduced waste volumes from the sector; - waste streams are considered secondary raw materials and are more attractive and more available on the market; - increased employment in the sector.

Planned approach and implementation

Within the study, a status analysis is conducted with participating project partners, the development of a theoretical procurement for a circular desirable scenario, and an analysis of the needs and conditions that exist to balance the differences between the present and the desired circular scenario. The latter will form part of an implementation plan containing proposed procurement requirements, which in later projects can be tested and evaluated. As a result of these tests, the requirements can be gradually improved in an iterative process.

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