Exploring the Use of Green Nudges to Reduce Consumption of Disposable Coffee Cups in Sweden

This report is a result of the work of the Behavioral Insights Working Group of the Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme. Following the results from the Swedish EPA’s report Next Steps: Tackling Plastic Litter – WRAP has been tasked to trial the three green nudges aimed to change individual-level citizen behaviours around single-use plastic at coffee shops in Sweden.

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Policy Instruments on Product Lifetime Extension (PLE) - Relevant policies that countries have in place, or aspire to, for addressing product lifetime extension

It aims at providing an overview of diverse policies and regulatory approaches for product lifetime extension across the globe. The current review may provide a useful illustration of the main instruments and initiatives through which some countries have promoted the topic of product lifetime extension. This mapping focuses exclusively on policies and regulatory measures that aim to extend product lifetimes by designing more durable products, by extending their desirability or their use through maintenance, upgrades and repurpose, and by recovering broken products through repair, refurbishment or remanufacturing.

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A Sustainability-Weighted Procurement Portfolio Management (PPM) Approach

The paper proposes a modified procurement portfolio model for managing sustainability risk and develops a set of propositions for procurement strategies to enhance sustainable public procurement (SPP). The approach supports organizations in identifying procurement categories that represent the highest sustainability risk exposure, and where interventions will yield the highest relative sustainability impact.

Case Study Extending the Useful Life of Products - The Longtime Label

This case study is part of a series that aim to showcase how consumer information tools can be used by organisations to address product lifetime extension. The Longtime® label is an independent label aimed at giving assurance that certified products are reliable, repairable and designed to last. The label is applied on the product and it provides information on its expected robustness and reliability, on its repair possibilities, and whether it offers efficient technical support and quality guarantees.

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Case Study Extending the Useful Life of Products - Club de Reparadores

This case study is part of a series that aim to showcase how consumer information tools can be used by organisations to address product lifetime extension. The Repair Club (‘Club de Reparadores’) is a movement promoted by the non-governmental organisation Artículo 41 that seeks to promote repair as a strategy for responsible consumption and sustainability practice. The rationale is that extending the lifetime of products is an effective way to combat the throwaway culture.

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Case Study Extending the Useful Life of Products - Greensole

This case study is part of a series that aim to showcase how consumer information tools can be used by organisations to address product lifetime extension. Greensole is an Indian-based social venture whose mission is to refurbish discarded shoes with soles still in good condition and donate them to children in vulnerable situations. Greensole also upcycles the discarded shoes and sells them to new owners.

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Case Study Extending the Useful Life of Products - Cashify

This case study is part of a series that aim to showcase how consumer information tools can be used by organisations to address product lifetime extension. Cashify is an Indian-based e-commerce platform for reselling, repairing and recycling electronic products. The company offers repair services for mobile phones or laptops, as well as enable consumers to acquire refurbished ones, or sell used smartphones to others in the same neighbourhood.

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Guía para PyMEs agroalimentarias sostenibles. Contribución para la prevención y reducción de pérdidas de alimentos en el sector privado.

El propósito de esta guía es empezar a concientizar, y a la vez promover parámetros de referencia y elaboración de pautas generales sobre criterios productivos, y de esta manera contribuir a consolidar una política corporativa de prevención y reducción de Pérdida y Desperdicio de Alimentos (PDA).

Guía para Universidades. Experiencias de abordaje y modelos de acción para la reducción de las pérdidas y desperdicios de alimentos.

El objetivo de este documento es brindar ejemplos y líneas de acción para que, acorde a sus
realidades, las Universidades aborden de manera institucional a las Pérdidas y el Desperdicio
de alimentos dentro de sus comunidades y en la formación de futuros profesionales con competencias para atender a la problemática.

Explained: Europe’s new waste prevention and reuse laws

In 2018, EU member states and institutions agreed on a comprehensive set of laws aimed at preventing household waste. In this brief, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) provides good examples of how countries have already translated these into national law, boosting repair and designing products that are meant to last longer.

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Toolbox of financing models for energy-poor households

The toolbox launched by ComAct presents the available financial models supporting energy-efficient renovation of multifamily residential buildings in Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania, North Macedonia and Ukraine. They are collected and described with the specific goal of identifying individual approaches to the inclusion of households suffering or at risk of energy poverty in national and local renovation policies, taking into account the scope, volume of investment and expected energy savings.

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Overview report on the energy poverty concept

The consortium of the H2020 project ComAct has taken a deep dive into five countries – Hungary, Lithuania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Ukraine – to look at their energy poverty rates, how the energy-poor are identified, and what programmes are in place to support them. Furthermore, existing financial schemes from all over Europe, which have proven to help alleviate energy poverty in multi-family apartment buildings are identified.

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Purchaser Guide for Addressing Labor & Human Rights Impacts in Technology Procurements

Over the past year the Rijkswaterstaat - on behalf of the UN OPN SPP programme - has participated in the rigorous revision of the Global Electronics Council ‘Purchaser Guide for Addressing Labor & Human Rights Impacts in Technology Procurements’. This is now available for download at the link below. The advisory group represented purchasers, manufacturers, and technical experts supporting the GEC’s revision of the guide which focusses on purchasers and provides both procurement questions and ex

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Sustainable Public Procurement

Case Study Tosh - Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information

This case study forms part of the project "Driving sustainable consumption in Latin America with better product information and design" (ICSAL). The aim of the case studies is to support the companies to comply with the principles of the Guidelines, to effectively communicate their sustainability claims, and to disseminate successful communication practices.

This case study showcases how Tosh has applied the Guidelines' principles to its selected sustainability claim.

The Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information are available here: http://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/resource/guidelines-providing-product-sustainability-information

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Case Study Flores Aurora - Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information

This case study forms part of the project "Driving sustainable consumption in Latin America with better product information and design" (ICSAL). The aim of the case studies is to support the companies to comply with the principles of the Guidelines, to effectively communicate their sustainability claims, and to disseminate successful communication practices.

This case study showcases how Flores Aurora has applied the Guidelines' principles to its selected sustainability claim.

The Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information are available here: http://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/resource/guidelines-providing-product-sustainability-information

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Case Study Cordillera - Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information

This case study forms part of the project "Driving sustainable consumption in Latin America with better product information and design" (ICSAL). The aim of the case studies is to support the companies to comply with the principles of the Guidelines, to effectively communicate their sustainability claims, and to disseminate successful communication practices.

This case study showcases how Cordillera has applied the Guidelines' principles to its selected sustainability claim.

The Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information are available here: http://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/resource/guidelines-providing-product-sustainability-information

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Case Study Alquería - Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information

This case study forms part of the project "Driving sustainable consumption in Latin America with better product information and design" (ICSAL). The aim of the case studies is to support the companies to comply with the principles of the Guidelines, to effectively communicate their sustainability claims, and to disseminate successful communication practices.

This case study showcases how Alquería has applied the Guidelines' principles to its selected sustainability claim.

The Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information are available here: http://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/resource/guidelines-providing-product-sustainability-information

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Green building procurement manual for public managers (Version 1.0)

This Green Building Procurement Manual suggests green procurement practices within the context of existing public procurement policies and procedures in select Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). A definition of green building procurement is offered that emphasises energy in buildings and the overlap with modern day concepts of environmental sustainability.

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