Plastic waste represents one of the biggest waste problems of our time. Much plastic waste is now thrown away or burned. This has to change! By giving it a second life, plastic waste gets economic value again. The Hague actively connects with businesses to show cost-effective ways of separating and recycling plastic waste. With the PlastiCity project the region is building a plastics ecosystem and developing circulair value chains, from waste collectors to recyclers and product makers.
Our aim is to introduce new sustainable logistics concepts for the circular city. In 2020 the City of The Hague acquired a Resource bike for the collection of the so-called lost plastics, as part of the PlastiCity project. It can collect and compress all types of plastics, except hard plastics such as PVC pipes. With a few simple adjustments it is also possible to use this bicycle for the collection of other industrial waste streams.