PlastiCity

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Resourcing Plastics from the City

Plastics to resource
Interreg
2019 to 2022
Stad Gent (coordinator), UGent, University of Portsmouth, Van Werven, DPL, Theys Recyclage, GRTC, Team2, Metabolic, Gemeente Den Haag
€9.450.000

The objective of the PlastiCity project is to develop replicable strategies and solutions that are able to increase recycling rates in urban environments from 20-30% to over 50% by unlocking the use of ‘lost plastics’ as secondary resources from the urban environment. Additional objectives are:

  • Develop technical strategies for (reverse) logistics and reprocessing
  • Inducing behavioral change and creating capacity of stakeholders such as local governments and companies through urban platforms
  • Demonstrate this in 4 case study cities in the 2Seas area (Ghent (BE), Den Haag (NL), Southend On Sea (UK) and Douai (FR))
  • Creating new value chains and designing new products, amongst others by unlocking the full potential of ‘medium’ size actors (SME’s, offices, retail, schools, etc.)
  • Deploy a mobile unit for testing, demonstration and sensitisation
  • Create business activity and employment in the circular economy (100-400 jobs)

CAPTURE staff involved