Port of Antwerp-Bruges is the leading hub in Europe for both the production, handling and distribution of plastic pellets. Plastic pellets are the basic product for disposable plastics, but also for many sustainable plastic applications. Examples include wind turbine components, insulation material or lighter parts in the construction of cars that are designed to reduce fuel consumption.
Millions of plastic pellets find their way through the port to other hubs in Europe every year. Unfortunately, at every step in the logistical process there is a risk that small quantities escape.
Preventing these tiny plastic granules from ending up in the water or other areas where they don't belong is a top priority.
As such, we work together with all players in our port - including the entire plastics industry - on preventive solutions, clean-up actions and innovations to make the environment free of plastics, and keep it that way.