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Irish Government launches Green Public Procurement Action Plan.

The Irish government has launched the country's first action plan on green public procurement, which includes textiles and uniforms as part of its brand new 'Green Tenders' initiative.

Announcing the plan, Ireland's Environment Minister Phil Hogan said, that overall objective of the new Irish Green Public Procurement Action Plan is to assist public authorities to aim for green public procurement (GPP) across a range of product sectors. It would see public authorities in Ireland giving priority to environmentally friendly projects and purchases to stimulate the green market.

The idea of green public procurement (GPP) is now gaining some serious traction in European member states. In December 2011, Bulgaria adopted its first National Action Plan for GPP, covering the period 2012-2014, although it does not yet include textiles as a category.

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Publication:Pakistan Textile Journal
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Date:Feb 29, 2012
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