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Southend-on-Sea

Southend on Sea is often listed as one of the ‘greenest’ cities in the UK. Located on the seafront, Southend-on-Sea is committed to minimising the impact of plastics on the environment and the ocean. While household waste is recycled widely, plastic recycling for business waste is still developing.

Our focus

Creating a financially viable recycling industry, as well as creating capacity and incentives for recycling technologies to develop are focus points for the region. The PlastiCity project increases awareness for plastic recycling, as well as selecting the right technologies and locations to set up a circular value chain.

Contact

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
+44 1702 212033
plasticity@southend.gov.uk
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Regional activities

PlastiCity Design Workshop Part 2

9 March 2022 @ The Hive

The second event will be hosted at The Hive on 9th March. This will be an opportunity to discuss and develop ideas, meet others engaged in the project and build new partnerships. Together we will explore the different plastic types used and collected in Southend, before considering the various techniques that can be used to turn this plastic waste into new products. 3D Filaprint will also be demonstrating how waste plastics can be used to create 3D printing filament and exploring the opportunities for sustainable manufacture through 3D printing.
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PlastiCity Design Workshop - Part 1

16 February 2022 / 15:00 - 17:30 CEST

As part of the PlastiCity project, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is working to identify lost plastics and implementing a strategy to collect and process them. We’re now bringing the Southend creative and business sectors together to explore what products can be created from locally generated plastic waste.

ONLINE EVENT
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Regional news

“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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“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, , , ,

“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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Logo design competition for Southend Schools
October 12, 2021,

Logo design competition for Southend Schools

As part of its PlastiCity campaign at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council we identified a need to introduce a brand-new green accreditation to motivate schools and businesses across the borough to reduce the amount of plastic waste they produce and increase their recycling rates through training and resources. The accreditation will use a point scoring system that equates to either a bronze, silver, or a gold certification. Points will be scored by organisations attending training, making changes to their recycling habits, and showcasing the positive changes they have made to the local environment.
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