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14 November 2013

INNOCAT encourages organisations to join eco-catering buyers groups

Public and private organisations looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of their catering are invited to join the INNOCAT project Buyers Groups. The groups will issue tenders for the procurement of innovative and environmentally friendly catering solutions, and will be particularly useful to organisations whose catering contract is up for review. Members are open to get involved in the tendering process according to their interests and needs, whether it be collaborating on market research for innovative eco-solutions, developing specifications and tender documents, or jointly publishing tenders.

Currently, the core buyers consist of the City of Turin (Italy), Réseau des acheteurs hospitaliers d’Ile-de-France (Resah-idf), Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells (UK), and Environment Park Torino (Italy). The INNOCAT project aims to encourage eco-innovation in the catering sector by providing a sizeable launch market for new solutions. It will achieve this by bringing together buyers to publish a series of tenders for eco-innovative catering products, services and solutions.

The project will be launching tenders in school catering services, low-carbon vending machines, solutions for health and welfare catering services, and bio-waste disposal systems. INNOCAT is an initiative supported by the European Commission, led by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. To register your interest, contact: innocat@iclei.org

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