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”  

Recycling Mobilization with ÇEVKO within the Environment Week Recycling Mobilization with ÇEVKO within the Environment Week

ÇEVKO Foundation has been active for 25 years in the issues of protecting energy resources, sorting out waste at its source, and recycling, trying to create environmental awareness in the public, and contributing to the economy of the country, together with industrialists. In this context, ÇEVKO Foundation prepared a lot of events on 5th June – World Environment Day and Week. Environmentalist Cat ÇEVKİ was also present at the events, and helped inform children that packaging waste can be recycled and reused. The events were carried out in the first week of June and with the participation of 35 municipalities from İstanbul to Bursa, İzmir to Muğla and Antalya, from Ankara to Eskişehir, reaching hundreds of thousands of people. The theatre play of ÇEVKO called “Recycling Will Do Us Good”, enjoyed by a great audience, was put on stage in İstanbul, İzmir, Kocaeli and Gaziantep 9 times and viewed by 3,650 students.  

Sorting Out Waste at Its Source Gaining Speed in Fethiye Sorting Out Waste at Its Source Gaining Speed in Fethiye

Fethiye Municipality has added one more to its works in collaboration with ÇEVKO Foundation to separate packaging waste at the source, and in addition to the protocol signed with ÇEVKO Foundation and Kaydem Plastics, has started another project together with Anadolu Şişe Cam A.Ş. and Muzaffer Pınarbaşı Cam İşletmesi for the collecting of glass waste at its source. 1770 more collecting units ready for utilization Normal 0 false false false TR 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:12.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Fethiye Municipality Environment Protection and Control Director Mahmut Bayraktar, said, “We have done several works for the sorting out of packaging waste at its source before. With this new attempt we plan to collect packaging waste more effectively and carry the sorting out system to a higher level. As a result of the protocols and our attempts, 1000 indoor waste collection boxes, 20 cages resembling a pet bottle, 750 special-designed glass waste collecting units, and alongside other equipment, a collecting vehicle with special qualities for the contents of the collecting units have been put in to service”.     

Film4Climate International Video Competition Awaits Participants Film4Climate International Video Competition Awaits Participants

The Film4Climate Video Competition started by the Connect4Climate initiative and supported by the World Bank, aims to attract attention to climate change on an international platform, and increase awareness of  the subject. Anybody within the age range of 14-35, concerned about the environment and talented enough to expressthis concern through cinema can apply for the competition by 15th September via the internet site. The video will give answers to questions like “What does climate change mean to you?”, “What are you doing in order to stop climate change?”, “What is the message you wish to convey to the world regarding climate change?”, and the winners will receive a reward of up to $8.000. The famous director, best known for his film “Last Tango in Paris”, Bernardo Bertolucci will be the president of the jury, and the winners will get their rewards at the COP22, which will take place in Marakesh from 7th to 18th November. Normal 0 false false false TR 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:12.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} For further details and application, https://connect4climate.org/film4climate-competition  

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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. http://www.pro-e.org

Expra...

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. http://www.expra.eu

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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. http://www.iswa.org