The NU savings programme is an incentive system for sustainable purchasing behaviour by consumers implemented in Roterdam (2000-2003). The logic behind the NU-Spaarpas is the desire to influence behavior by affecting the movement of goods, services and money rather than the systems of production of goods and services. It is based on a loyalty smartcard which enables customers to earn points through sustainable behavior and when buying consumer products at participating stores.

Concretely, card-holders who buy goods or services at one of the entiti...

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Since 1993, the IBGE legally requires regional public administrations to take into account a series of environmental and waste management considerations in their procurement decisions and office management. These requirements are consistent with those at national and European level.

The IBGE follows the implementation of the regional legal texts (circulars) by supervising and supporting the administrations concerned. It provides informative web pages, a help desk (via email), training sessions, technical guides, examples of specifications and awareness raising tools like posters and...

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13.01.2012 - The European Commission has launched a public consultation on how to deliver more Sustainable Consumption and Production. From 11th of January 2012 until 3rd of April 2012, citizens and stakeholders with interested in the implementation of EU Resource Efficiency and SCP Agenda will be able to submit their contribution by answering the online consultation.

The purpose of this consultation is to gather views and additional information on the possible introduction of EU wide measures related to Sustainable Consumption and Production. The consultation also looks at...

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