Reduce lost plastics

PlastiCity aims to increases commercial and industrial plastic waste recycling rates in The Hague, Southend on Sea, Ghent and Douai.


Solutions for lost plastics

Waste owners, designers, recyclers, policy makers, NGOs, waste management companies, logistic companies, plastic manufacturers and universities work together in PlastiCity to create innovative and local circular business models within the plastic value chain.
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Replicable strategy

to produce case- specific solutions for collection, sorting and reprocessing of waste plastic.
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PlastiCity cities

In PlastiCity, four cities from the Interreg 2 Seas region join forces to develop new strategies and solutions to increase the recyclability of lost plastics.


Located on the seafront, Southend-on-Sea is committed to minimising the impact of plastics on the environment and the ocean.
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The Douai region has a strong industrial past, looking to renew and keep up with future industrial revolutions.
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The Hague

The Hague, with its many offices, retail and SME’s, is scaling up it’s plastic recycling efforts.
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Strong connections with research institutes make Ghent a talent hub, pioneering in new logistics, separation and recycling technologies.
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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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Latest news and updates

November 29, 2022

PlastiCity Pledge launched in Southend-on-Sea, UK

A new PlastiCity Pledge has been announced to continue the recycling initiative across the City and organisations in Southend are invited to join. The PlastiCity pledge is designed to easily
Wrap-up of PlastiCity in Ghent on Decembre 8th
November 15, 2022, , ,

Wrap-up of PlastiCity in Ghent on Decembre 8th

We are closing the PlastiCity project at the end of this year and invite you to a presentation of the project results. Throughout the duration of the project, we set
Plastic industrial waste from SOGO becomes valuable raw material: promising results of the test collection
October 7, 2022, ,

Plastic industrial waste from SOGO becomes valuable raw material: promising results of the test collection

The final test collection was performed in the spring of 2022 during a period of six weeks and concentrated on the shopping area South of Ghent (SOHO) and included mainly retail and hospitality services. For the final test collection a 2 bag system was used: transparent films without labels and rigids. • When looking at the amount of materials collected it is clear to see that rigids and transparent films are the major fraction combining both quality and profitability. • Retail and hospitality companies produce an interesting amount of qualitative and profitable materials

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