PlastiCity: give plastic waste a second life

The Hague will focus on recycling plastic waste by taking part in the PlastiCity project. Businesses can separate their plastic and have it collected by an electric cargo bike. This type of bicycle can pick up a large amount of plastic and does not hold up traffic in the city.


The plastic which is collected will be processed so that it is ready to be used again. Companies specialised in recycling will work to turn this plastic into new plastic products. Businesses in The Hague will then be able to purchase these products.

Take part

Do you have a business in The Hague and would you also like to separate your plastic waste? Pitch in to help reduce the ever-growing mountain of plastic waste and have your plastic commercial waste collected by PlastiCity. The electric cargo bike will temporarily pick up plastic commercial waste for free. Afterwards the municipality will continue the project. Recycling plastic is good for the environment and can save companies a lot of money.

Sign up now via The deadline to sign up is 25 August 2021.

Watch the video (YouTube channel of the municipality) to get a good impression of how plastic is collected

Less waste, more recycling

The idea behind PlastiCity is to reuse at least half of all plastics. Reusing plastic gives it economic value. This can contribute towards creating a future-proof economy in The Hague. Less waste and more waste recycling are part of the municipality’s aim to become a climate-neutral city by 2030.

European cooperation

Different European cities and organisations are working on the ‘Interreg 2 Seas Programme PlastiCity’ project. They are looking together at the best way of separating and recycling plastic waste. The project will be funded through European subsidies. PlastiCity is 1 of the projects in which The Hague is participating to make the city more sustainable. The project will run until March 2023.

Plastic will be recycled
Plastic will be recycled
Watch the video HAGA hospital is using a plastic face shield made from recycled plastic. (YouTube channel of the municipality)

More information

Also see: Nature and environment

Published: 10 June 2021Modified: 24 June 2021