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Resourcing Plastics from the City

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

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