The port of Antwerp is vast region, with innumerable roads, cycle lanes, lock complexes, bridges, verges, etc. Please try to keep this clean!
- The port tornadoes – a social employment project – clear away litter and weeds every day.
- Port of Antwerp-Bruges is taking targeted measures to combat litter at hotspots where lots of waste builds up. There are litter campaigns for raising awareness among truckers, for example, and chemical toilets and rubbish bins are being provided.
- During the annual Port Clean-up, citizens and various companies at the port clear up litter in the Galgeschoor nature reserve. Around 400 people took part in 2019. The awareness-raising action could not go ahead in 2020 due to corona.
- A “Plastic Challenge” was launched to gather innovative solutions for the historic pollution from small plastic pellets in Antwerp's nature reserve of Galgeschoor. From more than 50 submissions, Envisan (Jan De Nul) with his Nul-o-Plastic emerged as the winner. The company based their design on a large, manoeuvrable vacuum cleaner. The Nul-o-Plastic did well in its first test during the World Clean-up Day 2020.
- We are developing a cleanliness index 2.0 to map out the cleanliness of the port area. This will enable us to carry out maintenance in a more targeted fashion.
- The port of Antwerp was the first European port to sign the “Operation Clean Sweep charter”. The charter was translated into an action plan to combat the loss of plastic pellets at business premises at the port of Antwerp. The port will publish the results of an evaluation of the various actions in the autumn of 2021.