Invitation to tender published for biodegradable packaging
As part of the INNOCAT - Procurement of Eco-innovative catering project, project partner Resah-idf (Réseau des acheteurs hospitaliers de l’ile de France) the French purchasing group, has published a tender for a framework agreement for biodegradable packaging for hospitals and nursing homes in the Ile-de-France region in France.
The tender was published on 31 October and follows a PIN which was released in October, which provided details of their upcoming tender for eco-innovative food containers and associated recycling services. Two lots will be included in the tender, one of which is for ‘biodegradable and compostable dishes’. The containers will be required to meet EU standard EN13432 and must be able to be disposed of as organic waste.
EN13432 is designed to provide proof of a product’s compostability. It states that after 3 months composting, no more than 10 percent of the original mass may be left as residue having been passed through a 2mm sieve. The standard also requires products to comply with heavy metals thresholds. The tender forms part of Resah’s plan to reduce the environmental impact of consumption, while meeting the current budgetary constraints of its 130 members
A second INNOCAT tender covering a service to organise the organic waste was launched on Friday 14 November.