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The Urban Water Tree as an example of how the City of Ghent could encorporate recycled plastics in their path towards climate neutrality
February 2, 2023

The Urban Water Tree as an example of how the City of Ghent could encorporate recycled plastics in their path towards climate neutrality

The City of Ghent embraces circularity with projects such as the Circuit Circulair contest, Gent Flipt, Circular Kickstart, Capture etc.In order to facilitate an easy transition towards a more circular
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
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.

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