The year of 2021 is an environmentally active year for Turkey.

"Zero Waste" needs an Holistic Aproach

Dipl.-Ing.(TU) Werner P. Bauer

In addition, Zeytinburnu Municipality, a district municipality of Istanbul, has started a program to ensure waste recycling. This program allows citizens who bring their recyclable waste to a mobile waste recovery vehicle gains points and use these points for shopping. Finally, last July, Turkey has decided to stop importing plastic waste from the European Union, and took a step towards improving its environmental quality. All of these steps move the country towards reaching Zero Waste project goals.  

So far, in 2021, negativity in terms of environment was the mucilage occurrence the Marmara Sea in the country. Ever since its observance on the sea, the mucilage has been collected from the surface by using various maritime techniques in about a month, while various reports have been published from universities on the disposal of mucilage, emphasizing the need to be more sensitive in the processes which are carried out in waste treatment plants.
In conclusion, it can be said that it is pleasing to mention about positive steps have been taken in terms of environmental sensitivity and development in Turkey in recent months.

Best regards,
Head of WtERT Turkey


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