What is circular procurement? We tell you here.
How do we start circuar procurement? We give you an easy win here.
A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make the product, use the product, dispose).
In a circular ecponomy we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life- where there are
- No negative effects of production on the environment or people
- No waste and
- Powered by renewable energy.
The procurement sector is the number one enabler of the circular economy.
Circular procurement stimulates demand for services and goods which deliver a circular economy.
The procurement professional seeking circular procurement will procure goods which are either provided as a service or designed for long life with upgrades and maintenance integrated as part of the contract.
They will also consider reuse , repair, refurbish, re manufacture of products already procured and to be procured.
Our service here at Warp It, is a circular economy service- extending the lifespan of goods and products by creating a platform to reuse and repair existing assets.
We provide a marketplace so that you can redistribute assets (supplies, furniture and equipment) that have come to the end of their first life onto a 2nd life to reduce primary procurement- in the same organisation or within partner organisations.
You can read some great interviews with innovative procurtement pros just like you.
1) NHS Tayside - Interview
‘Is reuse procurement’s problem? In this session we talk to Andy Hay who has led the charge on bringing circular procurement to NHS Tayside.
2) NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - Interview
We interviewed Elaine Gray, Purchasing Lead at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. She is saving spend by extending the life of existing assets via refurbishment and reuse.
3) Heriot Watt - Interview
We talked procurement with Kirsty Hughes from Heriot Watt University, and we uncovered some really interesting ideas about the role of refurbishment in procurement.
What now? 15 easy actions
An easy win to start to circular procurement is to stimulate reuse in your organisation.
Download our guide. 15 things the procurement department can do to stimulate reuse.