In its sustainability agenda, the municipality has set the goal of reaching a 65% waste separation rate in Amsterdam by 2020. This rate applies to the entire City and includes residents as well as businesses. The sustainability agenda stipulates that the municipality will lead by example in its internal operational management, aiming to achieve a waste separation rate of 75% by 2020.
In internal operational management, sustainability-related initiatives are generally fragmented and isolated, with too little coordination between them. After launching such an initiative, it has proved difficult to implement and embed within the operational chain. A pilot study was conducted regarding separated waste collection in two municipal locations. Following the pilot study, a well-developed proposal was submitted to obtain the financial means to implement separated waste collection across the organisation. Making municipal buildings sustainable or restructuring internal projects are currently not tackled based on a circular approach. All the waste created in these projects ends up in a regular waste container or is discarded as construction waste by a contractor.
Increase the waste separation rate and create a sustainable solution so that by 2020, the municipality will achieve a separation rate of at least 75% of the total internal waste streams of the municipality of Amsterdam. Indicate any extra costs or additional investments required to achieve percentages higher than 75%, if possible.
Specific criteria that the startup should take into account in devising its bid:
Issued by: Facilitair Bureau