For the time being, the PlastiCity Mobile Lab is still grounded in Ghent. As another result from the corona pandemic, it was not able to travel around the different partner cities. The PlastiCity consortium has already shown its flexibility and creativity to the challenges of the crisis before (read more about that in our previous blog posts). So this time was no different.In February, The Hague shipped a container of plastics to DPL in Belgium. These plastics came from 15 companies who expressed interest in working together with the PlastiCity project for the recycling of their plastic waste streams. Most of the entrepreneurs were excited to learn more about the recycling possibilities and were very eager to participate in the project. The ‘Resource Bike’ (Grondstoffenfiets) visited each of these companies to collect their plastic business waste in a corona proof way.
The plastics were received at DPL Group, a Belgian plastic recycler company and partner in the PlastiCity project. At DPL, researchers from Ghent University came to sort and take samples of the collected plastic materials to test them in terms of processability and recycling quality in the Mobile Lab.