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invitation to PlastiCity Design workshop on 29th, June in Gent
June 9, 2022

invitation to PlastiCity Design workshop on 29th, June in Gent

Using recycled plastic granules to make the city more livable, greener, more accessible and/or climate neutral participate in PlastiCity design thinking workshop
Recycled plastics and urban challenges: design in a holistic way
June 9, 2022

Recycled plastics and urban challenges: design in a holistic way

On April 26, 2022, we were guests at Design Fest Gent for the kick-off of a design track on the application of recycled plastics in an urban environment. In order
From toilet seat to beer holder: PlastiCity explores ideas for recycled products
March 30, 2022

From toilet seat to beer holder: PlastiCity explores ideas for recycled products

In February and March 2022 the first PlastiCity Design Workshops were organised in Southend and in The Hague. In one of the first interactive sessions since the pandemic, the participants
“Every city does it in their own way. In The Hague, we do it locally.” Interview with Ger Kwakkel who works for The Hague and PlastiCity
January 26, 2022

“Every city does it in their own way. In The Hague, we do it locally.” Interview with Ger Kwakkel who works for The Hague and PlastiCity

Den Haag (The Hague) is an impressive city, most famous for its International Court of Justice, the beautiful seaside and of course their Haagse Bollen. Yup, even in bakeries they are true innovators.
“We laid the ground, now it’s time for action!” Interview with Rachel Bass, UK
January 25, 2022

“We laid the ground, now it’s time for action!” Interview with Rachel Bass, UK

You could describe Rachel Bass as an eco grasshopper, jumping from one sustainable project to the other.
“Think in terms of solutions, not problems.” Interview with Gerko Brouwer, project leader at PlastiCity The Hague
January 25, 2022

“Think in terms of solutions, not problems.” Interview with Gerko Brouwer, project leader at PlastiCity The Hague

Great change comes from great minds. Gerko Brauwer, project leader for PlastiCity in Den Haag, is one of those driving forces.
“Maybe we can use tramlines to pick up plastic waste?” One way or another: how each city picks up its plastic waste
January 14, 2022

“Maybe we can use tramlines to pick up plastic waste?” One way or another: how each city picks up its plastic waste

Reduce plastic waste! That's what we're striving for at PlastiCity. But different countries, different tactics. A new Plasticity report recommends that while in Ghent they could experiment with cargo boats,
First two shipping containers full of plastic
October 25, 2021

First two shipping containers full of plastic

The 70 participants of PlastiCity The Hague that started separating plastic since July and August collected enough plastic to fill two shipping containers (67.3 m³ each) with plastic. That's about
Logo design competition for Southend Schools
October 12, 2021

Logo design competition for Southend Schools

As part of its PlastiCity campaign at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council we identified a need to introduce a brand-new green accreditation to motivate schools and businesses across the borough to reduce the amount of plastic waste they produce and increase their recycling rates through training and resources. The accreditation will use a point scoring system that equates to either a bronze, silver, or a gold certification. Points will be scored by organisations attending training, making changes to their recycling habits, and showcasing the positive changes they have made to the local environment.

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