The EU has developed a new tool for the public procurement of office furniture. The proposal will come into effect during 2016 and is a good starting point when you want to set requirements for your suppliers. What’s interesting is that the proposal now also gives guidance for the refurbishment and reuse of existing furniture as well as the purchase of new furniture. This is so clear, in fact, that the user of the tool, in otherwords the procuring authority, is encouraged to consider the reuse of old furniture before making new purchases. So require the supplier to offer a system for handling reuse and refurbishment.