Circular materials management within the city organisation
How does Ghent stimulate and increase a circular economy within its own organisation? Let’s take a look behind the scenes.
The past few years, the City of Ghent set up a large number of circular projects within its own organisation. Why? Because Ghent wants to play a pioneering role in this field. The city aims to produce less waste and reduce CO2 emissions through a smarter use of materials. It’s not always noticeable, but the city takes a lot of behind-the-scenes initiatives relating to circular material management.
- This is what Ghent does behind the scenes
The circular experimental garden
The circular experimental garden is part of the circular material management project of the Facility Management department of the City of Ghent. The project is a result of the circular ambitions of the 2019-2024 coalition agreement: ‘Ambition and audacity for Ghent’. As also mentioned in the 2020-2025 climate plan, circular material management is a major challenge.
The City shares its knowledge collected and lessons learned from these projects to inspire other organisations to get to work as well.