One the key roles in transition to a CE for local government, is utilising its purchasing power to create a demand pull for circular markets. All member councils in the region have signed up to an MoU committing to participation in this program.
Procurement is the process of buying goods and services from an external source. For councils, this often includes ensuring cost effectiveness and efficiency. The Circular Procurement Program enables our councils to put circular procurement into practice, (with circular methodologies and decision-making tools) supporting the Hunter and Central Coast Region in creating a thriving circular economy that benefits our community and environment.
The Circular Procurement Program helps our councils across the region purchase goods and services that contribute to a circular economy – creating growth opportunities and tackling environmental challenges. Other benefits include supporting local businesses, maximising return on investment, reducing waste creation, and conserving raw materials and energy use.