What is PlastiCity about?

The coastal areas of England, France, Belgium (Flanders) and the Netherlands are generating a huge amount of plastic waste. However, overall plastic recycling rates remain low.

Within the urban environment a lot of plastic waste is not effectively recycled or validated. These are called ‘lost plastics’, but they can form a prominent role in the circular economy. There are substantial economic and environmental benefits to win by stepping away from traditional plastic disposal methods. Yet, due to a lack of knowledge, collection logistics and sorting facilities, we still face barriers to reap those benefits.

PlastiCity focuses on finding new technical options and urban collaboration models. We will develop innovative sustainable logistics, linked to local lumping solutions at plastic reuse and refinery hubs. And we will provide stakeholders with useful data in a systematic way on urban platforms.

PlastiCity is the first project in the 2Seas area that is designed specifically to support the implementation of the EU Plastics strategy in the Circular Economy.

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From ‘lost plastic’ to EarBuddy

From ‘lost plastic’ to EarBuddy

June 3, 20200 Comments
Research groups at Ghent University alleviate the irritation of mouth masks with an innovative gadget produced from sustainable and circular plastic.
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Meeting in times of corona

Meeting in times of corona

May 26, 20200 Comments
The corona pandemic made social life to come to a halt, but PlastiCity project meetings continued. Esmée Dijt from our project partner The Hague gives an insight in her meeting routine.
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Low oil prices; downturning plastic recycling?

Low oil prices; downturning plastic recycling?

May 8, 20200 Comments
Cheap oil might be beneficial for consumers, but it is detrimental for plastic recycling activities.
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Our Partners

 

PlastiCity follows a quadruple helix co-creation process involving industry, government, research and citizens. Our partners bring together a diverse range of urban and academic skills, expertise and approaches. They are active in different national and local systems. This enables us to identify best practices and to develop a replicable model relevant to other urban environments in the 2Seas region.

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