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PlastiCircle To Visit Key Project Sites In Valencia Visit

9 July 2018

The PlastiCircle project consortium will visit key sites in the Spanish city of Valencia next week, during a highly anticipated technical visit on 17-18 July 2018.

Hosted by local project partners Las Naves and SAV, and notably joined by Valencia-based project co-ordinators ITENE, the PlastiCircle partners are set to put in place vital planning for the forthcoming pilot project in Valencia – one of three pilot projects featured in the innovative PlastiCircle Horizon 2020 project.

Following the June visit to Utrecht in the Netherlands, the PlastiCircle team will now visit a plastic waste sorting plant run by SAV, in addition to an all-important visit to the San Marcelino neighbourhood. This district will be the location of the Valencia pilot project, so early intelligence gathering and an appraisal of on-the-ground conditions will be key for the future success of this phase of the PlastiCircle project.

Additional work onsite will include presentations by project partners SAV, ITENE, PICVISA, Axion, SINTEF, KIMbcn and ICLEI Europe, who will also be holding bilateral meetings with Las Naves to discuss future communications efforts in Valencia (including citizen engagement).

This Valencia visit is the second of three technical visits undertaken by the PlastiCircle consortium. Following the work in Utrecht and Valencia, partners will then turn their attention to a technical visit to Romanian pilot city Alba Iulia in September.

Further updates will be available on this website and on Twitter via @circ_economy.

PlastiCircle’s Dutch Visit Gets Ball Rolling For Pilot Projects

2 July 2018

On 25-28 June 2018, the PlastiCircle consortium undertook its first European ‘technical visit’ to Utrecht in the Netherlands, gathering vital data and intelligence ahead of PlastiCircle’s impending pilot projects in three separate European municipalities.

PlastiCircle kicked off its municipality-focused pilot projects in earnest with a visit to the Dutch city of Utrecht on 25-28 June 2018. The technical visit, combined with the consortium’s latest general partner meeting, was a vital opportunity to see firsthand how PlastiCircle innovations will have a lasting impact on the ground for citizens and plastic sector professionals alike.

The PlastiCircle project will pilot a series of innovations in plastic waste collection, transport, sorting and recycling in three municipalities across the European Union: in Alba Iulia, Romania; in Utrecht, the Netherlands; and in the Spanish city of Valencia.

Technical visits in each city allow for the project partners to lay the groundwork for the respective pilot projects by opening key lines of information sharing, discussions on logistics, and of course by setting important planning priorities with the municipalities in question. In the case of Utrecht, PlastiCircle innovations will be piloted from the beginning of 2020 onwards in one of the city’s neighbourhoods, but the planning begins in earnest with meetings on technology deployment and communications and citizen engagement.

The Utrecht visit featured a number of key activities, notably a tour and discussion session at the Suez plastic packaging sorting plant near Rotterdam, as well as meetings at Utrecht city hall, a visit to a waste collection depot and a whistle-stop tour in a possible pilot neighbourhood.

Eric Velthuizen of Utrecht city council said: “The value of the PlastiCircle project to the city of Utrecht is clear. Although our city is either well advanced or making steady progress in many aspects of plastic waste collection, transport, sorting and recycling, PlastiCircle innovations in these areas can be a real boost to our activities as we deploy cutting edge solutions fit for the city of Utecht.”

Mr Velthuizen added: “It is clear that more efficient treatment of plastic packaging has become a priority at European level, so aside from the improvements this will mean for Utrecht, we are also ready and able to share our expertise so that PlastiCircle can have an impact across the continent.”

The PlastiCircle project consortium will be undertaking more technical visits in 2018: to Valencia on 17-18 July, and to Alba Iulia on 12-13 September. PlastiCircle will provide more updates via this web page and live on Twitter via @circ_economy.

PlastiCircle at Conama Conference

Las ciudades conectan naturalmente

28 November 2017

PlastiCircle project coordinator, ITENE, was at the Conama conference in Valencia to present our approach to plastic waste circular economy. This conference is organised by the Conama Foundation, a Spanish non-profit organisation which promotes the knowledge exchange for sustainable development. Co-organised by our project partner Las Naves, this event focused on the natural interactions between cities and their environment. PlastiCircle was presented by Ana Moya Llorens of ITENE in the session focused on innovation in the sector of waster collecting, advancements in ICT.