PlastiCity: The Hague starts trial to reuse plastic

Published: 7 October 2019Modified: 7 October 2019

By taking part in the PlastiCity project The Hague will focus on recycling plastic rubbish in the city. During the first trial in 2020 the municipality will collect plastic rubbish produced by businesses in The Hague in a mobile recycling container. The waste will be turned into new plastic products. Businesses in The Hague will then be able to purchase these products.

Projectlogo Interreg 2 Zeeën Programma PlastiCity

Less waste, more recycling

This way of reusing plastic at the urban level is innovative. The idea is to give the raw materials an economic value, which will contribute towards creating a future-proof economy in the city. Less waste and more waste recycling are part of the municipality’s aim to become a climate-neutral city. The trial will be funded through European subsidies. The project will run until the end of September 2020.

European cooperation

Different European cities and organisations are working on the ‘Interreg 2 Seas Programme PlastiCity’ project. A total of almost € 10 million in European subsidies is available. This is the first project within the framework of the European strategy to further stimulate the circular economy. If it appears that this way of recycling plastic is a success, other cities in the Netherlands can also join.

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