Image

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

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
Read More »
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
Read More »
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
Read More »

PlastiCity wants to keep you up- to-date with all project news, results and activities.