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Resourcing Plastics from the City

Priority Axis

Resource Efficient Economy

Specific objective

Circular Economy

Lead partner

Stad Gent

Start Date

01/01/2019

End Date

30/09/2022

Project budget

9 450 154

ERDF amount

5 501 451

ERDF rate

58%

    About

    Common challenge

    The 2S region is one of the most proliferative regions in the EU when it comes to generating plastic waste, but overall, plastic recycling rates are incredibly low (20-30%). Within the urban environment – often including cities near water bodies – a lot of plastic waste is available that would, in terms of quality, technically be eligible for recycling but is not effectively validated. These so-called ‘lost plastics’ can form a prominent role in the circular economy, providing actors and stakeholders with an economic opportunity to benefit by stepping away from traditional plastic disposal methods. These economic opportunities are not fully known/understood, collection logistics not fully developed, sorting facilities not well equipped or stakeholders not fully engaged. These are all barriers to realize the full potential of plastic in the circular economy and need to be overcome if the 2S region is to play a key role in delivering the EU strategy for plastics in the Circular Economy.

    Partnership

    Partners

    Universiteit Gent

    University of Portsmouth Higher Education Corporation

    Southend on Sea Borough Council

    Gemeente Den Haag

    Van Werven België bvba

    Team2

    Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels

    Metabolic B.V.

    D.P.L. Group Plastic Recycling

    GRCT

    Theys Recyclage

    WeLOOP