REBus: resource efficiency through circular procurement

REBus (Resource Efficient Business Models) is a project financed by EU Life+ with the goal of acquiring knowledge about the potential of circular business models and investigating whether they can help achieve the target of 15% resources and costs savings. The project is partially being implemented in Great Britain and partially in the Netherlands.

REBus Pilot ProRail Circular Procurement

REBus Netherlands

REBus Netherlands aims to inspire purchasers and market participants to focus on retaining the value of raw materials throughout the supply chain from the very first request for a product or service. This includes the possibilities for reuse and recycling. The goal is to learn how new business models can be used for circular procurement and what the effects of this are on sustainability.

In the Netherlands, REBus is working with other governments and progressive companies to explore models that make circular procurement possible within five industries: IT, office furniture, construction, textiles and catering. By conducting pilot projects, REBus is learning more and more about what is needed for circular procurement. REBus also applies the knowledge gained in new pilot projects and stimulates participants to share their knowledge.

REBus is led by WRAP, working in partnership with Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment), Aldersgate Group, the Knowledge Transfer Network Ltd (KTN) and the University of Northampton.

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