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The DSA is a one-stop-shop for all disposal matters. It provides confidence and assurance that all regulations and legislation are beingre being met or adhere


The DSA is a one-stop-shop for all disposal matters. It provides confidence and assurance that all r gulations and legislation are met or adhered to. It utilises specialist contractors that are all ISOre all ISO accredited and have won business through formal EU competition. The DSA manages and monitors the entire end-to-end process and pro


ro at r d to. It utilises specialist contractors that are accredited and hav ave won business through formal EU competition.


The DSA manages and monitors the entir end-to-end process and provides added public sector security, reducing risk. It not only helps to meet corporat pro


rovides added public sector security, r ducing risk. It not only helps to meet corporate sustainability targets, but also generates income in thergets, but also generates income in the process. The DSA provides a full audit trail and governance regime.regime.


ate sustainability tar rocess. The DSA provides a full audit trail and gover ance r


The focus of the Seminar then turned from asset management and disposals to asset procurement. This part by Dr Dominic Hogg, Director,


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The focus of the Seminar then tur ed from asset management and disposals to asset procurement. This part of the Seminar was led by Dr Dominic Hogg, Director, Eunomia Research and Consulting.


r Eunomia Research and Consulting.


Green Public Procurement is the approach by which Public Authorities integrate environmental criteria into all stages of their procurement process, thus encouraging the spread of environmental technologies and the development of environmentally sound products, by seeking and choosing outcomes and solutions that have the least possible impact on the environment throughout their whole life-cycle. European Commission ‘Communication on green public procurement for a better environment’


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Materials use (embodied energy content) Waste generation (in use) • Disposables v re-usables • Durables v short-life


• Reconditioned / remanufactured goods


Reconditioned / r manufactured goods • Product service systemsProduct service systems End-of-liEnd-of-life impactsfe impacts


• Recyclability / compostabil Recyclability / compostabilityity • Potential Potential for closed-loop systemsfor closed-loop systems


• Hazard Hazar ousness of materials disposed ofrdousness of materials disposed of


The next DSA Connect Seminar on Asset and Waste Management in the Public Sector is planned forMar h 2012. The Seminar is free and is exclusive to the Public Sector only


The next


xt DSA Connect Seminar on Asset andW steManagement in the Public Sector is planned for March 2012. The Seminar is free and is exclusive to the Public Sector only.


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Examp es include:Examples include:l


• Cleaning products and services (reduced impact)reduced impact) • Hort


Horticultural services (low waste, low peat, compost services) • Medical and pharmaceuticals (reduced hazard, stock levels, take, s back, safe management at end of life) back, safe management at end of life) • Energy (renewables, service packages)


Cleaning products and services (re rv


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rticultural services (low waste, low peat Medical and pharmaceuticals (re


Energ rgy (renewables, serv rvice packages) • Chemcal products, rubber and plastic (low hazar Chemical pri oducts, rubber and plastic (low hazard r cyclability) rd,, recyclability)


• Food products and beverages, including restaurant/catering services (food miles, low carbon, orf


Food products and beverages, including r staurant/catering services ((food miles, low carbon, organ c, vegetarian options, etc.)ganic, vegetarian options, etc.)i


• Architectural, construction, installation and other r lated consultancy services (design for the environment, materials r use)


Architectural, construction, installation and other related consultancy serv


• Construction work and products/materials (low carbon materials, low waste site waste management plans) waste, site waste management plans), Offiffice machinery (low energ serv


rvices (design for the environment, materials reuse) Construction work and pro


ry


rvice systems, use of r cycled materials, r Furniture (reuse, durability ease of r pair • Other manu actured goods (various criteria) Paper


re ed goods (various criteria)


r, printed material and printing serv content, use of chlorine, printing serv Transport


rt and communication serv emissions standard r,, etc.) roducts/materials (low carbon materials, low


• Office machinery (low energy, low toner use, reconditioned, product service systems, use of recycled materials, recyclability)recyclability) • Furniture (reuse, durability, ease of repair, recyclability) Other manufacturf


rgy, low toner use, r conditioned, product


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• Paper, printed material and printing services (ecolabel, recycled content, use of chlorine, printing services, all tender specs) • Transport and communication services and equipment (Euro emissions standards, flexibility, fleet fuel efficiency, type of fuel) • Consultancy services (mode of transport, paper use, credible policies, carbon per person hourl r sourc


rvices (ecolabel, r cycled rvices, all tender specs) rvices and equipment (Eur


• Waste / resource management services (recycling performance, evidence of end destinations, carbon performance, revenue share)


Consultancy services (mode of transport po icies, carbon per person hour, etc.) ste / re


rce management services (recycling perf evidence of end destinations, carbon per rformance, rfformance, r venue share r


DSA Connect and Eunomia are currently evaluating a carbon analysis procedure that will enable organisations tomonitor their carbon footprint. This will be for the exclusive use of DSA customers.


DSA Connect and Eunomia are currently evaluating a carbon analysis procedure that will enable organisations to monitor their carbon footprint. This will be for the exclusive use of DSA customers.


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