The PlastiCity Project is an interregional, intergovernmental initiative involving cities in England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. It aims to reduce plastic waste in the EU, especially along the coastline of the North Sea. Between 2019 and 2022, PlastiCity implements four case studies, focusing on collaboration between research, industry, government, and citizens. PlastiCity has introduced an electric CargoBike in The Hague to collect so-called lost plastics from local companies. 200 face shields were produced from these plastics for staff at the Haga Hospital in July 2020.
PlastiCity aims to reduce plastic waste by increasing recycling. This way, it helps prevents environmental pollution, as less plastic is disposed of incorrectly, which can result in plastic pollution of our lands, rivers, and oceans. The PlastiCity Project’s circular resource management is also socially and economically friendly: new jobs are created and the resources stay within the local economies.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure:PlastiCity develops innovative solutions to recycle plastic wastesuch as the CargoBike and improves local infrastructure.
Responsible Consumption and Production: PlastiCity supports the reduction, recycling, separation and reuse of plastic waste.
Life below Water: Better treatment of plastic waste will directly have a positive effect onaquatic ecosystems.