Renewable Matter # 23-24 / September-October

The European Race on GPP

by Simona Faccioli

And the winner is... Italy. Many European countries are making good progress, but Italy is still excelling in one of the circular economy’s drivers: Green Public Procurement.


To date, Italy is still Europe’s only country where Green Public Procurement (GPP) is compulsory: the boot-shaped country is a GPP textbook case.

For over two years, all public procurements have had to include minimum environmental criteria enacted by the Ministry of the Environment. Europe is watching closely and in admiration. EU countries are...

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