Green Purchasing

Green Public Procurement

Europe’s public authorities are major consumers. By using their purchasing power to choose environmentally friendly goods, services and works, they can make an important contribution to sustainable consumption and production – what we call Green Public Procurement (GPP) or green purchasing. 

A sustainable food system is a cornerstone of a prosperous future. There is an increasing consensus that the European food system is unsustainable and needs to be decisively transformed. By leveraging public sector buying power, public food procurement policy offers the potential to drive significant health, environmental, socio-economic and other sustainability co-benefits.

Public procurement is a dynamic policy area with many innovative experiments being carried out across Europe. Such local, municipal and national initiatives point to a more widespread willingness to progressively adopt sustainable public food procurement practices. Achieving an effective transition in procurement however involves costs, which are not always covered by the budgets available.

Despite the EU’s aim to promote ‘strategic’ public procurement, the current landscape governing the procurement of food appears fragmented and not fully up-to-date to enable a sustainable transition.

The upcoming EU ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy offers a momentous opportunity to recognise and enhance the positive role public food procurement can play in supporting a food systems transition. The strategy should particularly consider ways to:

1. Leverage EU funding to support sustainable innovation in national and local public food procurement policies.

2. Create an integrated European Sustainable Public Food Procurement Guide.

3. Establish an EU network of food procurement professionals.

4. Advance the introduction and use of sustainable healthy dietary guidelines.

5. Support the elaboration of new sustainability standards.

6. Launch a process to further update the Public Procurement Directives.

Kitchen, Studio, & Lab
The first phase is to develop the Digital and Community Infrastructure of Eato Ireland.

The set up the of the digital infrastructure that provides the community with the channels necessary to enable and empower them to participate in the development of  the counties project.

The set up of social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp Groups and Websites such as Eato, Communicrop, Eatosystem, Recuipe all @Eato………….

Digital & Community Infrastructure
The second phase is to develop the Digital and Community Infrastructure of Eato Ireland.

The set up the of the digital infrastructure that provides the community with the channels necessary to enable and empower them to participate in the development of  the counties project.

The set up of social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp Groups and Websites such as Eato, Communicrop, Eatosystem, Recuipe all @Eato………….

Store, Kitchen, & Content
The third phase is to open the Store, Kitchen, and Content at Eato Ireland.

The opening of the Kitchen & Store that creates daily Organic Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Specials, with Cookery Workshops and Pop Up Events, with all Content uploaded Online.

The organic & sustainable produce of Communicrop will be sold here to the public, supported by the online store for pre-orders, orders, collections, and deliveries.

The launch of Recuipe, the platform for all of Eato’s Recipes, with the mission to get more people cooking healthy nutritious meals from local Organic Producers.

Distribution & Storage
The fourth phase is the development of the Distribution and Storage Network.

The set up the of a Storage facility in each county, that will be located at an existing organic farm or at a local warehouse facility. The organic & sustainable produce of Communicrop will be stored here for collection/distribution.

The set up of a supply chain Distribution network located at an existing organic farm or a local facility. The organic & sustainable produce of Communicrop will distributed by Elivery – Electric Delivery Network.

 

Environment & Capital
The fifth phase is to launch Carboncrop, with the mission to improve the Environment through Carbon removal.

Organic farming practices remove CO2 from the atmosphere and convert it into plant material or soil matter, reducing carbon and creating new revenue models for farmers.

Access to Capital for our community partners on Communicrop through our investment fund at TokonV.

TokonV is a tokenized fund that provides capital to innovative and sustainable projects on Eatosystem that support the growth and sustainability of organic communities and marketplaces.

 

Eato Ireland is part of the Eatosystem, a community of Organic & Sustainable Farmers, Chefs, Businesses, and Schools, that Connect, Collaborate, & Evolve our Food System and Environment through Organic Farming.

The EU System

An Organic Collaboration

The creation of a healthier and more sustainable EU food system is a cornerstone of the European Green Deal.