Smart Region Villach

The project is implemented by the City-Region Regional Cooperation Villach together with the experts of RMA - Resource Management Agency GmbH and in cooperation with the advertising agency Fussi GmbH, as part of a LEADER project supported by the European Union, federal government, and state.

Pilot Initiative “Resource-Efficient Municipality – Ecological Cleaning”

Sustainable criteria for procurement and use of cleaning agents

The use of problematic chemical substances in object cleaning can be significantly reduced through eco-conscious procurement and application of cleaning agents. The originally planned implementation of a pilot project on this topic in a municipality was not possible due to the pandemic. In order to still achieve the project goals, a guideline with useful information, criteria, and measures was developed universally for municipalities.

As part of the pilot initiative, STENUM conducted the following activities:

Creation of a guideline for sustainable procurement in municipalities with the following content:

Assessment of the initial situation in municipalities
Measures for optimization in procurement, contracting, and cleaning
Preparation of materials for information and training in the implementation of the measures
Presentation of the impact of sustainable procurement
Creation of informational materials for communication in municipalities, as well as development of worksheets
Public relations after completion of the materials

Benefits and impact for the region:

Reduction of problematic substances and products in object cleaning
Increase in the proportion of ecological and biological products
Circular economy and resource efficiency
Improvement of air, water, and soil quality


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