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Resourcing Plastics from the City

Priority Axis

Resource Efficient Economy

Specific objective

Circular Economy

Belgium/Flanders

Stad Gent

Lead partner

address

Keizer Karelstraat 1, 9000 Gent
Belgium

Contact

Project budget

9 450 154

ERDF amount

5 501 451

ERDF rate

58%

Start date

01/01/2019

End date

30/09/2022

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.

Partners

Belgium/Flanders

Universiteit Gent

England

University of Portsmouth Higher Education Corporation

England

Southend on Sea Borough Council

Netherlands

Gemeente Den Haag

Belgium/Flanders

Van Werven België bvba

France

Team2

France

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

Netherlands

Metabolic B.V.

Belgium/Flanders

D.P.L. Group Plastic Recycling

Belgium/Flanders

GRCT

France

Theys Recyclage

France

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