Packaging building and property sector
The building and property sector is a purchasing area that involves significant streams of plastic, approximately 30 percent of which consists of packaging and wrapping. By optimising the use of plastic, steering purchases towards sustainable choices and setting sustainability requirements in public procurement, we can reduce the environmental impact of plastics and head towards circular solutions.
|Solutions for circular packaging within building and property sector||Core||Special contract terms||Packaging building and property sector|
More circular packaging flows shall allow for recycling and ensure ensure that there is no increase in the amount of waste or the quantities of goods that are damaged.
The supplier shall, no later than [contract start or other time determined by the contracting organisation], disclose the measures taken in order to promote more circular packaging and wrapping flows, recycling and reduced waste from virgin materials for the contracted products. These measures must not result in an increase in food and production waste or additional damage in transit.
The measures presented may cover one or more packaging materials at one or more levels of packaging used for packing the product; that is, the primary, secondary and tertiary packaging.
During the contractual period, the supplier shall, upon the request of the contracting organisation, be ready to demonstrate how the special contract term has been fulfilled.
|Recycled plastic packaging||Advanced||Special contract terms||Packaging building and property sector|
Requirements for packaging manufactured from recycled plastic increase demand on the market and contribute to more circular flows and reduced plastic waste from fossil-based virgin plastic.
Plastic packaging used within the scope of the contract shall consist, on average, of at least 30 percent by weight recycled PCR plastic (Post Consumer Recycled).1 The calculation can be made according to the mass balance principle2 during a defined period of time by means of the packaging supplier's monitoring and reporting.
The following products are covered: [specify which product/products]
Upon request, the supplier shall present the calculation of the proportion of recycled plastic and demonstrate that the recycled raw material consists of PCR plastic.
1PCR plastic, Post Consumer Recycled, is plastic packaging which has been used for its original purpose by a consumer, or in a certain business, and then had been collected for recycling.
2Mass balance can be applied using different methods that measure product substitution and include traceability back to production and raw material when transitioning to recycled and renewable raw materials. Additional information on different mass balance methods.
|Recyclable plastic packaging (Design for Recycling)||Advanced||Special contract terms||Packaging building and property sector|
Plastic packaging that is designed to be recycled contributes to more circular plastic streams.
The entrepreneur of the contract shall promote that the plastic packaging used in the project is designed for recycling.
The entrepreneur of the contract shall be able to map and motivate which plastic packaging during different project phases can be recycled according to the demands in the below requirement.
Plastic packaging made from plastic that is used under the contract shall be designed for recycling. Plastic packaging, wrappings and closures shall comply with at least the following:
Plastic packaging1 and any plastic closures2 shall be manufactured as a mono-material3 from one of the following plastics or as separable4 components thereof:
Metallic parts shall not be used in the packaging,1 closure2 or label.
Plastic packaging shall not be dyed using carbon black
Plastic packaging shall not have printing that covers more than 60% of its surface.
Labels shall be able to be washed away at temperatures lower than 60°C and shall not cover more than 40% of the surface of the packaging
1Plastic packaging includes rigid and flexible packaging, such as bottles, pots, big bags, trays, wrappings, ridged plastic tapes, and similar.
2Closures include bottle caps and lids.
3Mono-materials are plastics whose composition consists of a single type of plastic polymer, such as polyethylene.
4Separable components include elements of the packaging that can be easily taken apart by the end user without the need of tools before being recycled.