Good Practices

In this space are provided good practices (download available here) to inspire local public authorities and SMEs to design and implement circular procurement strategies that take into account both financial and environmental considerations.

Raw Materials Flow Analysis

The municipality of Leeuwarden has mapped all their raw material flows used in civil engineering and maintenance in a so-called Raw Material Flow Analysis. By doing so, the organisation has a clear image of its largest material flows and the CO2-emissions.

Circular Bridge Operation
Central: The Swettehûs

‘It Swettehûs’ is a bridge control centre in construction from which 40 bridges in Fryslân are operated remotely. It Swettehûs is innovative, provides a healthy work environment, is energy neutral, and is being realised with circular materials.

Rapid Circular Contracting

Adopting the rapid circular contracting method in facility management leads to innovative and circular solutions for every organisation.

Bio-based Cycling Bridge Ritsumasyl

The first movable, circular, biobased cycling bridge in the world, with a total span of 66 meter, has been realised in the village of Ritsumasyl, province of Friesland

Community S demonstration project

The first P2P energy sharing initiative to be trialed in Portugal under real-life settings and real market conditions in 3 different pilots (Alfândega da Fé, Penela and Lordelo/Vila Real).


Circular + aims to acquire skills and knowledge in the circular economy that allow CIM Region of Coimbra (Portugal) and its member municipalities to create a critical mass of knowledge to foster best practices about circular procurement

Centro Green Deal

The Centro Green Deal (Centro GD) is a pilot initiative which introduces circular principles in public procurement through the promotion of a learning and sharing community.