More and more companies rely on the concept of the circular economy in their businesses. This allows them to act in a sustainable and competitive way. In the circular economy, products do not end up as waste, but they are reused as long as possible. This offers new opportunities for the Flemish logistics and recycling sector. The favourable logistical position of Flanders allows us to act as a hub where Europe's supply, return, recycling and service flows are streamlined. Flemish ports can play the role of hub. Our ports redistribute and distribute goods from around the world deep into the continent. With hundreds of companies active in numerous sectors, the Flemish ports are an intersection where various types of waste and material flows meet. The ports have a number of waste partners with high-tech facilities to treat waste according to the highest quality, safety and environmental standards.