Recycling Practices in Collaboration With ÇEVKO And Migros Continue Recycling Practices in Collaboration With ÇEVKO And Migros Continue

96 800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE AR-SA /* 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",sans-serif;} According to our legislation it is compulsory to have collecting-accumulating equipment for at least 5 waste groups with packaging waste and dead batteries being two of them. The equipment was set up in 104 stores in 2016, and by the end of 2017, as many as 446 stores will be equipped, as a result of which a total of 550 stores will become Waste Collection Centers. A gift voucher campaign was started in order to create awareness of recycling in the shoppers, and to encourage them to buy the products of companies that have fulfilled their obligations.

The Foundations of The Glass Recycling Plant EGEÇEV Laid The Foundations of The Glass Recycling Plant EGEÇEV Laid

96 800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE AR-SA /* 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",sans-serif;} The foundations of the administrative building of EGEÇEV Waste Management Inc. in Turgutlu, Manisa have been laid, following the supervising of the other constructions of the plant. It is believed that Egeçev will become Turkey’s greatest glass recycling plant with a capacity to recycle an annual 175 thousand tons of broken glass. The plant is an important step in the industrialization of the glass recycling sector, with an investment cost of approximately 35 million TL. 96 800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE AR-SA /* 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",sans-serif;} The opening speech of the foundation laying ceremony  was given by Muzaffer Pınarbaşı, Chairman of The Board of Egeçev Waste Management Inc., who said that their investments would continue. Okyar Yayalar, Chairman of The Board of ÇEVKO also touched on the importance of recycling, giving the message that works on this issue would continue. He also thanked Egeçev for the investment and for setting an example. The Mayor of Turgutlu, Turgay Şirin said, “We are proud that this plant with a capacity of recycling 175 thousand tons of broken glass annually, is in Turgutlu”, and drew attention to the invaluable contribution of Egeçev.  

Recycling Awareness Given Via Theatre in Tekirdağ Recycling Awareness Given Via Theatre in Tekirdağ

A series of theatre plays for children were put on stage by ÇEVKO and Tekirdağ Municipality Environmental Protection and Control Directorate in order to increase environmental awareness. The children and their families, the citizens of Çorlu, Marmara Ereğlisi, Süleymanpaşa, Malkara, and  Şarköy were all keen on the plays performed with the slogan “Recycling Will Do Us Good.” The environmentalist cat Çevki showed the children how to make use of household waste in a fun and educational manner with music and games as a result of which the children both had fun during their summer holidays and acquired environmental awareness. Also, before each performance some cleaning work was done with the children to draw their attention to environmental pollution. 96 800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE AR-SA /* 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",sans-serif;} With these plays 6,330 children in different cities of Turkey were approached.

Recycling Projects from Our Municipalities Recycling Projects from Our Municipalities

96 800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE AR-SA /* 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",sans-serif;} Short notes on recycling activities from collaborative municipalities... An Exemplary Effort from Yenimahalle In collaboration with ÇEVKO Foundation, Yenimahalle Municipality has started to put up “Waste Plastic Bottle Containers” in various parts in order to spread the idea of recycling and increase environmental awareness.    15 CONTAINERS FOR THE TIME BEING Initially 15 Waste Pet Bottle Containers have been placed in favourite haunts of the district like parks, shopping malls, and in the vicinity of the municipal building, attracting the attention of and drawing admiration from the residents, and encouraging them to throw away their used water or juice bottles into these bottle-shaped containers.   IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO MEASURE HOW FULL THE CONTAINER IS WITH A “CHIP” Owing to these containers, the plastic waste in the streets is prevented from going to dump areas, and it is possible to separate plastic waste at its source, collecting plastic bottles and packaging material easily, which saves a lot of time.  

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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

ISWA...

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