There are various models to choose from when opting for a circular furnishing. Which model will suit your purpose best? The main objective will always be that of keeping your furniture at its highest value and utility while in use. Furniture will return to Gispen at the end of the product lifecycle. This is one example of how we can work towards a closed loop system together.
The municipality of Amsterdam wants to be actively involved in the circular economy by rearranging its procurement system according to circular principles and has therefore signed the Green Deal of circular procurement in 2013. By signing the Green Deal, the municipality of Amsterdam has committed to instigating at least two circular procurement procedures. These procurement procedures must lead to the verifiable integration of circular procurement into the strategy, policy and procurement processes by 2016. Office furniture was one of the pilot projects. Take a look at the video interview we held with the municipality of Amsterdam concerning this furniture pilot project. Or take a look at one of these circular projects itself.
In the video
Roland Meijerink has been working for the municipality of Amsterdam as Lead Buyer at the Facility Management department for three years. The FM is active within the municipality of Amsterdam and provides products and services to the City Council and all its municipalities. The FM is responsible for procurement, the implementation of Framework Agreements and managing the Suppliers of facilities such as corporate wear, furniture and cars.
NOTE this interview is in Dutch.
'Geen mijnen ver weg, maar gewoon in de stad'
'Een bank is in essentie een lastig product om circulair te vervaardigen'
Wie kan bedenken dat een kast een bank wordt? Of een blad een gehele lockerkast? Wij!