The Much Loved Presenter Zahide Yetiş Will Serve Environmental Consciousness from Her Kitchen! The Much Loved Presenter Zahide Yetiş Will Serve Environmental Consciousness from Her Kitchen!

ÇEVKO Foundation, always concerned with creating awareness on the importance of separating packaging material at its source, which is getting more crucial as a result of the increase in population and changing consumption habits, this year is addressing housewives through a TV spot.  The TV spot, which was prepared by ÇEVKO in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, directed by the famous Kemal Başbuğ and starring the popular TV presenter Zahide Yetiş will soon be on air on all national channels. Zahide Yetiş will encourage the habit of separating waste at its source. Popular TV presenter Zahide Yetiş will emphasize the fact that sorting out packaging waste starts in the kitchens of homes. She will say, “I Love Life, So Should You; You Should Support Recycling, Too”, and try to create environmental awareness, provide our country with environmental and economic benefits throughout the year. Organic Waste, Packaging Waste, Glass Containers all go in separate boxes… The shooting of the film was completed in June. It starts with Zahide Yetiş in her kitchen, pointing out the importance of sorting out packaging waste and organic waste, and putting them in different boxes with the ÇEVKO emblem on them and puts household, organic waste in one, glass waste in another, plastic-metal-paper-cardboard/composite waste in the other box. At the end of the spot we see her saying, “I Love Life, So Should You; You Should Support Recycling, Too”  ÇEVKO Vakfı "Hayatı Seviyorum, Geri dönüşümü Destekliyorum" Kamu spotunu izlemek için tıklayınız. Please click to watch the TV spot of ÇEVKO Foundation “I Love Life, and I Support Recycling”  

Renewable Energy at a Record Breaking Level in the World Renewable Energy at a Record Breaking Level in the World

According to a news report in “Climate Action Programme”, which is published in collaboration with UNEP – United Nations Environment Programme – on 1st June 2016, the renewable energy investments throughout the world in 2015 have reached $286 billion in capacity and the highest level speedwise.   “The Renewables Global Status Report” states that the money spent on renewable energy investments on solar, wind and hydrolic plants was more than twice as much as that spent on new  stations powered by coal and natural gas.   For the first time in world history the amount spent by rising economies on renewable energy investments has overtaken the economies of developed countries, and the renewable energy industry has become a source of income for 8 million people in the world.  

Recycling Projects from Our Municipalities Recycling Projects from Our Municipalities

Short notes of the recycling activities that we are a part of… A 13-ton contribution to environment from Çankaya 96 800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Calibri;} Çankaya Municipality is active in many areas from recycling to noise control, from education to raising social awareness, and works together with public organisations and citizens. In the first half of 2016, Çankaya Municipality recycled 13,073 tons of waste via its projects and events on environment; especially in collaboration with ÇEVKO Foundation. Waste paper boxes were put in 738 different places, recycling containers and bins were provided to 15 sites and organisations on demand, 4,460 recycling bags were distributed within the district. Çankaya Municipality also organised two different events, one at Ahlatlıbel and one at Kuğulupark on 5th June, World Environment Day with the idea and purpose of informing and raising awareness in the young generation because its teams believe that informing the young about environment is as important as protecting the environment itself. In addition, the Municipality also supported actively the undergraduate research project of the students of Atılım University as well as putting forward the event for World Environment Movement, which it started with the Hacettepe University Biology Society.  

12 Awesome Homes Built With Recycled Material 12 Awesome Homes Built With Recycled Material

Did you think sustainable building is boring? Think again. Or wait, let us help you rethink with these 12 amazing houses that are built with trash As inspiration for realizing how beautiful other ways of looking at our current way of living are, 12 astoundingly cool houses built from scrap. This house built out of 25,000 recycled bottles cemented together is situated in Cap-Egmont, Prince Edward Island, Canada.     

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The Green Dot was first started to be used in Germany between the years 1990 - 1991 for identifying packagings within a special collection system called the Green Dot System. The Green Dot sign started to be used in Germany was furthermore started to be used in France, Austria and Belgium in the forthcoming years. Upon the Green Dot sign becoming widespread in EU member countries, the "Packaging Recovery Organization Europe - PRO Europe" was established in 1995 and the Green Dot became the official sign of the organization. The Green Dot has become an internationally reputable model contributing to the performance of industrial liability of the companies included in the system adopting the "polluter pays" principle. When you see a "Green Dot" sign on a package, this means that a financial contribution has been made for that packaging to the packaging recovery Corporation established in accordance with the principles defined with the EU Regulation numbered 94/62 with regard to packaging and packaging waste.


EXPRA - EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY ALLIANCE EXPRA EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY ALLIANCE, is a non-profit and an umbrella organization founded in 2013 with regard to the recovery of packaging and packaging waste recovery under the obligation of industry. The purpose of the establishment of EXPRA is to become an authorized voice and common platform representing the packaging waste recovery corporations founded and operated by and on behalf of the member marketers. Producer responsibility model is one of the European Union and other political targets in many countries. In more than 30 countries throughout the World, the industry uses the producer responsibility for the collection and enabling the recovery of domestic waste. Today, there are eighteen countries member to EXPRA working pursuant to this objective: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Canada, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and turkey represented by the ÇEVKO Foundation.


ISWA The International Solid Waste Association  ISWA is a non-profit independent organization working in order to encourage and develop sustainable waste management throughout the World. ISWA, having more than 1000 members from 70 different countries, has a wide and extensive network with regard to solid waste management. ISWA carries out its works with regard to solid waste management projects it has put into practice in order to to encourage and develop sustainable waste management throughout the World in cooperation with many local and international corporations. At ISWA, to which we became a member in 2010 as ÇEVKO Foundation, while we share our knowledge and experience regarding the packaging waste recovery we have been carrying out with success within the framework of Regulation on Packaging Waste Control in Turkey, we also get in touch with ISWA member persons and corporations and act in cooperation with common objectives.