After Mechelen, last week the city of Ghent was the second city to sign our CTRL-ALT-DEL charter. By doing so, the city supports our campaign for stronger regulation on circular electronics. For this special occasion, Catapistas came together with deputy minister for international solidarity and purchasing policy Hafsa El-Bazioui, deputy minister for environment and circular economy Tine Heyse and Conny Van Achte of District09, the ICT partner of the City of Ghent.
By signing this agreement, the City of Ghent commits itself to setting a good example in the field of circular ICT. On the one hand by continuing to support the local repair and manufacturing economy. On the other hand, by purchasing sustainable electronics and using these devices in a circular manner. The city is already taking huge steps in this direction. Among other things, by joining Electronics Watch. It’s no coincidence that District 09 was the winner of CATAPA’s Fair ICT Awards in 2021. So signing our charter was a logical step!