Vision Fair in Cagliari: Here are the winners!

The Vision Fair, which displayed green public procurement between Europe and Sardinia, was held on March 15, 2018, at the premises of the Manifattura Tabacchi in Cagliari, and was characterized by the presence of testimonials, exhibition spaces, roundtables and workshops that have fueled a large meeting between public and private sectors, designed and organized to exchange and collect ideas, ideas and contributions on green public procurement and environmental sustainability. During the event, good Sardinian and national practices, represented by 42 subjects between public administrations and companies, were presented and highlighted through dedicated display panels. The morning session allowed to take note of the status and prospects of GPP, and also to illustrate the main initiatives implemented over the years by the Region of Sardinia on the subject, the objectives and results of the Life GPPBest project and the important design of public and private testimonials. The roundtable saw the involvement of institutional representatives, project partners and stakeholders who illustrated some national and international success stories. Among the companies, the jury of technicians has rewarded: S'Atra Sardigna, for having been able to involve numerous Sardinian organic producers and to combine the development of the local economy with the environmental sustainability requirements required by the Minimum Environmental Criteria for public tenders; Play Car, for helping to reduce the impact of urban mobility, thanks to shared cars and the use of vehicles with a lower environmental impact; ANPAR, the National Association of Recycled Aggregate Producers (per its Italian acronym), as a national reference point for producers of recycled aggregates coming from demolition. The vote of those attending the event chose Brebey, an island-based cooperative engaged in the production and marketing of sustainable technologies based on sheep's wool; Sumus, a Milanese company specialized in the production of recycled paper bags; and Wastly, a technological platform born in Sardinia and aimed at all operators in the circular economy. In the public sector, the technical jury has chosen the Municipality of Oristano for its particular commitment to the use of Minimum Environmental Criteria in procurement, while also taking other sustainability actions and, in particular, an innovative action to involve local actors to avoid waste in the food sector; the Salento GPP network for the network action to support the Municipalities in the implementation of a green public procurement policy through the preparation of GPP plans; the Municipality of Usini, distinguished in spite of its small size for the application of Minimum Environmental Criteria in different types of tenders, committing itself to adopting other measures of environmental sustainability. First place for the Municipality of Oristano was confirmed by the vote of the participants, who also appreciated the value of the projects presented by the University Hospital of Cagliari and the Province of Nuoro.