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Bio-based products & Green Public Procurement Marco Versari – Novamont
Novamont Profile Market pioneer and leader in the sector of biodegradable materials with focus on renewable resources More than 10% of turnover and more than 30% of the HR dedicated to R&D More than 100 articles and many awards (EPO: European inventor of the year 2007)
HEADQUARTERS PRODUCTIVE SITES R&D CENTRES PORTO TORRES (SS) Matrica biorefinery TERNI (Origo-Bi + Mater-Bi production) NOVARA Novamont Headquarted and R&D site ADRIA (RO) - Mater-Biotech PIANA MONTE VERNA (CE) Research centres and production sites
Bio-based and biodegradable products
The Lead Market Initiative: bio-based products The use of bio-based resources is growing. This has triggered innovative technologies and use of new bio-based materials and products. The bio-based products market has been identified as a lead market by the European Commission’s Lead Market InitiativeLead Market Initiative The Lead Market Initiative aims to support the up-take of the sectors indentified with policy instruments such as regulation, public procurements, standardization and other supporting activities, in order to lower barriers to bring these new products onto the market.
Standardization in the bio-based economy 1/3 Standards are seen as essential elements in aggregating initial demand, in particular for new bio-based products. Standards for bio-based products can help to increase market transparency by providing common reference methods and requirements in order to verify claims about these products (e.g. bio-degradability, bio-based content, recyclability, sustainability). Within the framework of the Lead Market Initiative for bio-based products, the European Commission has identified a lack of European standards for these products. The Commission has issued several standardisation mandates to CEN (European Committee for Standardization): –M/429 for the elaboration of a standardization programme for bio-based productsM/429 –M/430 on bio-polymers and bio-lubricantsM/430 –M/491 on bio-solvents and bio-surfactantsM/491 –M/492 for the development of horizontal standards for bio-based productsM/492
Standardization in the bio-based economy 2/3
Standardization in the bio-based economy 3/3 CEN/TC 411 Bio-based products The main objective of the TC is to develop standards for bio-based products covering horizontal aspects. This includes a consistent terminology for bio-based products, sampling, bio-based content, application of and correlation towards LCA and sustainability of biomass used, and guidance on the use of existing standards for the end-of-life options.
The GPP in the italian context
Under the indication contained in the Communication of the European Commission "Integrated Product Policy" (COM (2003) 02), in 2008 the Italian Ministry of Environment has developed through an extensive process of consultation with local authorities, other relevant ministries and with the technical support of National Agencies, the “National Action Plan for the environmental sustainability of consumption of public administration” (PAN GPP).
The Italian National Action Plan GPP The Plan has the objective of maximizing the dissemination of GPP among public administration in order to make it unfold in its full potential in terms of environment, economy and industry The implementation of GPP in accordance with the Action Plan should take place through the following actions: –involvement of relevant parties for GPP at national level (local governments, CONSIP, Ministry for Environment); –definition, for products and services identified as priorities for the environmental impact and volume of expenditure, of guidelines for the construction of processes of "sustainable" procurement and environmental criteria to be included in the tender specifications; –definition of national targets; –periodical monitoring and analysis of the environmental benefits achieved. New national target on green procurement (updating Official Journal n.102, 3 May 2013): by 2014 at least 50% of public procurement must be "green“.
The product categories The basic concept of GPP relies on having clear, justifiable, verifiable and ambitious environmental criteria for products, services and works, based on a life-cycle approach and scientific evidence base. Environmental criteriaBio-based application Food and Catering servicesPublic catering: cutlery, plates, beakers, cups, boxes biodegradable and compostable Waste ManagementCompostable bags for separate collection TransportBiodegradable lubricants Gardening products and servicesBiodegradable herbicides; Road construction (in progress)Biodegradable herbicides Copying and graphic paper Cleaning products and services Compost Electricity and Street lighting Textiles Furniture Office IT equipment
1. The Environmental criteria on Food and Catering services In 2011 was adopted the environmental criteria on food and catering services. In order to reduce waste generation, food and beverages must be served using cutlery, plates, glasses which are reusable. If this is not possible, the public administration can use disposable products. In this case, if the municipal has implemented the separate collection of the organic waste, it is possible to use cutlery, plates, glasses biodegradable and compostable in accordance with the UNI EN The supplier will have to provide product certificates in accordance with this standard.
Survey on Environmental criteria on food and catering services In 2012, a national survey was conducted with the aim to discover if the public administrations use the environmental criteria on food and catering services within the tenders. 64% of P.A. are using this criteria (reusable cutlery, plates, and glasses or compostable if single-use) in their tender.
Where environmental criteria on food and catering services are used (examples) CityWhere/Who RomaAll schools MilanoHospitals BolzanoHospitals Varese….. VeronaEvents Grugliasco (TO)School Schio (VI)School Santorso (VI)School Cetara (SA)School Carpineti (RE)Catering company Reggio Emilia Catering company Piaggio Laigueglia (SV) Catering company
Where environmental criteria on food and catering services are used CityWhere environmental criteria are used Mazzè (TO) Catering company Castagneto Carducci (LI) Catering company Mantova Catering company Portomaggiore (FE) Catering company Massafiscaglia (FE) Catering company Borgo Cascina Miglaro (FE) Catering company Migliarino (FE) Catering company Pramaggiore (VE) Catering company Laigueglia (SV) Catering company Mazze (TO) Catering company Monticello d’Alba (CN) Catering company Pieve di Teco (Im) Catering company Grinzane Cavour (CN) Catering company
Where environmental criteria on food and catering services are used CityWhere environmental criteria are used Fontaneto d’Agogna (NO) Catering company Barge (CN) Catering company Budrio (BO) Catering company Farigliano (CN) Catering company Airasca (TO) Catering company Pontedassio (IM) Catering company Murisengo (AL) Catering company Sant’Olcese (GE) Catering company Taggia (IM) Catering company
2. The Environmental criteria on Waste Management On February 2014 was adopted the environmental criteria on waste management. Collection Organic Waste (Art 182 ter of Legislative Decree 152/2006 as amended by Legislative Decree 205/2010): –the bags must be compostable –compostability meets the criteria defined by EN armonized standard. The separate collection “door to door” must cover at least the collection of organic waste and the residual waste
3. The Environmental criteria on Transport On May 2012 the environmental criteria on transport was adopted. Future application biodegradable lubricants Lubricants are mentioned as useful for reducing the environmental impacts during the use and maintenance of the public transport. Lubricants that are recommended: –with low viscosity, –regenerated or, –that meet the ecological criteria of EU Ecolabel.
The GPP in the italian context: the sustainable events
Sustainable events Novamont works with several Italian regions that are developing sustainable events called "Ecofeste“ (eco-events) using biodegradable and compostable tableware. The advantages of biodegradable and compostable tableware: Better waste management through separate collection Reduce costs of waste management "Raising the profile“ of the event Support of the community efforts in reducing the impact of waste management Increase population awareness Reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases
The «Ecofeste» (Eco-events) in two Italian Regions
The «Ecofeste» in Liguria Region The brand "Ecofesta" certifies the events more "sustainable" in Liguria* Region, those that promote and disseminate good practices for the reduction and management of waste. *Liguria is a turistic Region in the north of Italy.
The brand “Ecofesta” The brand "Ecofesta" is granted to the events which agree to implement the following basic requirements: –separate collection of paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, cans, oils, food waste; –reusable cutlery, plates, and glasses (ceramic, glass, metal...). Disposable tableware (only EN13432 certified biodegradable and compostable materials); –event manager for the waste management and responsible to train workers; –use the least possible amount of packaging; –specific communication activities on the separate collection and use of reusable or compostable catering to increase awareness of the citizens.
"Ecofesta”: the results of 2011/ events 105,000 participants 83,33% is the average result of the separate collection (high!) 41 tons of total waste produced. 34 tons collected separately glass (8.7 tons) paper and cardboard (5.8 tons) biodegradable waste (15 tons) plastic (2.2 tons) vegetable oil (1.9 tons)
The Eco-events in Umbria Region : Primi d’Italia Visitors 73% is the average result of the separate collection -30% reduction of CO2
CO2 eq processo smaltimento The Eco-events in Umbria Region 2/2
The support of Umbria Region In 2009 Umbria Region provides a plan to reduce waste and the environmental impacts of events In 2013 the Region approved the Waste Reduction Plan and the brand Eco-events. The Region has established a disciplinary regarding the eco- events with the following mandatory action: separate collection, identify a responsible person of the event, catering reusable and/or compostable. City like, Foligno, Perugia, Terni, Amelia, Città di Castello, have internal regulations that mandatory a conversion from traditional events to eco-events
The International Eco-events: Olympic Games 2012 and World Youth Day 2013
London 2012 Zero Waste Games Vision During the last London Olympic Games 2012 the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) decided to use compostable disposable tableware. The LOCOG required that all compostable items proposed to be supplied should have been certified in accordance with EN The compostable disposable tableware of Ecozema, an Italian company, had been been selected to be used in the Olympic Village for athletes and visitors.
Environmental sustainability at World Youth Day 2013 Novamont has developed an experimental project to limit the environmental impact of waste production in collaboration with the Italian Environment Ministry and the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio The experiment has taken place at the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro: the young people who visited the campus have used compostable disposable tableware. With assistance from CONRLUB, the Rio de Janeiro municipal company responsible for collecting solid urban waste, the organic waste produced has be sent for separate collection, organised by Novamont technicians in collaboration with local partners, and passed on to the treatment plant at Caju.
The project «400 ore» (400 hours) GPP
The project «400 ore» GPP Since 2011 Novamont participate at "400 ore GPP“ (400 hours GPP) project (http://www.400oregpp.it/). How it works: private companies sponsor seminars for P.A. on GPP, so P.A. have the possibility to receive information on GPP and products Novamont, as sponsor, partecipates at seminars on separate collection and sustainable events management. Scope of the seminars: to explain how biodegradable and compostable products can offer an added value in food waste management schemes and in the organization of sustainable events.
Conclusions GPP is a powerful tool (in Italy L.A. represent more than 15% of total purchase) A full implementation of GPP needs a stronger legislative action both a EU and national level New products / services to be added (e.g. biolubricants) Standards play a key role Clear rules for the tenders