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Issue 67, 27th June 2019
This Week's Highlight

Webinar on-demand: Circular IT in practice — real world solutions

Today’s short lifespan of IT products leads to an overuse of finite natural resources and alarming amounts of e-waste. Two organizations that have taken up the challenge of a more circular approach are Closing the Loop and Circular Computing.


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WCEF 2019: The challenges and potentials of circular procurement in cities:

Increasing population growth and urbanisation intensifies the pressure on cities globally. In addition, resources are used inefficiently in the current linear system, which makes cities largely unsustainable. Considering their high concentration of citizens and businesses, and the ability of city administrations to enact large societal transitions, cities should seize their potential as cradles and catalysts for circular change.
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Procurement is eager to realize a digital transformation and empower itself with next-generation technology. For organizations contending with an evolving series of risk factors, the ease and efficiency promised by new solutions can look like a magic bullet. Building an optimized Procurement can start to look as simple as selecting a tool. It’s not.

Like any strategic initiative, a tech-centric one is best tackled in a series of phases informed by consistent business objectives.
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Poorer communities in the developing world bear the brunt of plastic pollution.
Could a new digital payment system spark a clean-up revolution?
During the first week of December 2018, Brooklyn-based Bounties Network collected three tonnes of trash from Manila Bay over two days through a pilot project that paid a small network of people, mostly fishermen, for each cache of trash with a digital currency based on the Ethereum system.

About 80% of ocean plastic in developing countries comes from areas of high poverty.
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Procurement and GMP: A conflict in objectives?
Although process optimisation and cost control play a role in the manufacture and quality control of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products, compliance comes first. Consequently, potential process and cost optimisation measures must first be examined for their influence on the quality and safety of the pharmaceutical product.

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements also influence purchasing and procurement activities.
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Impacts of EU funded Pre-Commercial Procurements
Want to know what are the impacts achieved by pre-commercial procurements (PCPs) funded by the EU's research and innovation program?

New data from a survey of all the completed PCPs that were funded by Framework Program 7 shows now also longer term impacts on the commercialization success rate of companies and the modernization of public services
Check out also how the impacts of the EU funded PCPs compare to those of PCPs implemented at national level
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