Tournai makes the Click and adopts this innovative project that gives pride of place to public cleanliness
In collaboration with Fost Plus, Tournai is to be the first city in Hainaut to join the Click participatory project as part of the expansion of its public cleanliness plan. The Click rewards the good behaviour of members of the public as regards waste and packaging used out of home with the aim of combating litter. Through this project, all the waste collected in the city centre will be pre-sorted, which makes it possible to extract - and thus recycle - the PMD. .
The Click is an innovative and ambitious project that aims to encourage a change of behaviour as regards waste on the public way. The app is designed to encourage everyone to throw packaging from food and drink on the go, or litter picked up in the streets, into the appropriate bin. The app is easy to use: people simply have to scan the bar code on the waste or take a photo and then throw it in a public bin . This is rewarded by Circular UCoins, virtual points that can be exchanged at stores and businesses or bodies taking part in the action. The Click will therefore motivate members of the public to adopt the correct behaviour.
The required infrastructure has been installed: bins bearing a pink sticker make the project visible in the street. In addition, all the public bins undergo pre-sorting in order to separate the recyclable materials from the residual waste. Pre-sorted PMD waste then follows its usual route in the recycling chain.
The communes on the Belgian coast along with Namur, Anderlecht and Antwerp are already participating actively in the project. Various communities have also been created within a number of organisations.