CATALAN WASTE AGENCY (ARC)

OVERVIEW

SPP IN THE CATALAN WASTE AGENCY

The Catalan Waste Agency (Agència de Residus de Catalunya (ARC) is responsible for dealing with waste generated in Catalonia and for waste management in its territorial area, including industrial, municipal, health care and agricultural waste. The Catalan Waste Agency promotes Green Public Procurement at two levels: the internal, in its own operations and activities; and the external, through the Buy Recycled Network (Xarxa Compra Reciclat).


SPP HIGHLIGHTS

    • Established the Buy Recycled Network in 2006
    • Green criteria included in all events and publications organised by the agency
    • In 2013 an internal diagnosis resulted in a plan for future actions to improve the Network reach and effectiveness

      204

      Employees

      2008

      Date joined

      CONTACT

      Yolanda Morcillo Ripoll

      Technician

       

      WEBSITE (Catalan)

       

      More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

      IN ACTION

      SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

      At the internal level, the Catalan Waste Agency – as part of the Government of Catalonia – uses green criteria and green suppliers approved by the Central Supplies Commission of the Catalan Government. Green criteria have been included in all the events organised by the agency and its publications. Furthermore, since 2013 a system has been encouraged for reusing disused furniture and office equipment within the Agency.


      CIRCULAR PROCUREMENT

      ARC established the Buy Recycled Network (Catalan: Xarxa Compra Reciclat) in 2006 to foster the market of recycled, highly recyclable and biodegradable products and close the materials circle. It is a virtual meeting place for public authorities, companies and private consumers wishing to buy and sell recycled, recyclable and/or biodegradable products. It provides:

      • information and training

      • purchasing instruments

      • mechanisms for dissemination and communication

      • technical and personalised advice


      KEEPING TRACK OF SPP

      In 2013 an internal diagnosis of the Buy Recycled Network was conducted to identify strengths and weaknesses. A plan for future actions to improve the Network was created and an internal process of redesigning the network undertaken to extend its reach and provide it with new tools.

      SPP SECTORS

      The ARC has greened the following categories:

      • Office supplies
      • Postal services
      • Vehicles
      • Cleaning services
      • Maintenance services
      • Electricity
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