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Ghent

Ghent is a diverse and dynamic region, a young spirit in a historic region. As a port city, there is traditionally a rich waste management and recycling industry. Next to that, the city is characterized by a large number of SME’s and thus waste owners. Strong connections with knowledge institutions and universities make Ghent a talent hub, pioneering in new logistics, separation and recycling technologies.

Our focus

Ghent is on its way to becoming a continental hub for cleantech innovation. Our initially small cluster has grown into a network of pioneering cleantech players active in the fields of materials, energy, water and mobility. We’re constantly looking to fill knowledge gaps in our cleantech ecosystem and contribute to the industry as a whole, all the while striving toward our goal of making Ghent carbon neutral by 2050. The PlastiCity project fits exactly into this ambition, by connection all actors of the (circular) plastic value chain with the purpose of developing new business cases and attracting new investments to our region. Collaboration and innovation are of true importance and strong drivers.

Contact

City of Ghent Adinda Baro - adinda.baro@stad.gent Sanne Habets - sanne.habets@stad.gent Els De Mol - els.demol@stad.gent

Regional activities

Lost Plastics, headache or opportunity?

22 April 2021

Webinar

Regional news

invitation to PlastiCity Design workshop on 29th, June in Gent
June 9, 2022<span class="wppb-postmeta-sept">/</span><a href="https://www.plasticityproject.eu/tag/urbanchallenges/" rel="tag">@urbanchallenges</a>, <a href="https://www.plasticityproject.eu/tag/designworkshop/" rel="tag">#designworkshop</a>, <a href="https://www.plasticityproject.eu/tag/city-of-ghent/" rel="tag">Ghent</a>, <a href="https://www.plasticityproject.eu/tag/plasticity/" rel="tag">PlastiCity</a>

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
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Recycled plastics and urban challenges: design in a holistic way
June 9, 2022<span class="wppb-postmeta-sept">/</span><a href="https://www.plasticityproject.eu/tag/design-urbanchallenges/" rel="tag">#design #urbanchallenges</a>, <a href="https://www.plasticityproject.eu/tag/city-of-ghent/" rel="tag">Ghent</a>

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
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“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<span class="wppb-postmeta-sept">/</span><a href="https://www.plasticityproject.eu/tag/douai/" rel="tag">Douai</a>, <a href="https://www.plasticityproject.eu/tag/city-of-ghent/" rel="tag">Ghent</a>, <a href="https://www.plasticityproject.eu/tag/interview/" rel="tag">interview</a>, <a href="https://www.plasticityproject.eu/tag/southend-on-sea/" rel="tag">Southend-on-Sea</a>, <a href="https://www.plasticityproject.eu/tag/the-hague/" rel="tag">The Hague</a>

“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,
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