Management of packaging waste in our country is carried out pursuant to the Regulation on the Control of Packaging Waste published in the Official Gazette dated 24.08.2011 and numbered 28035

The Waste Management Department, in order to reach the recovery targets, executes contracts with collection-separation, recycling and recovery plants with license/provisional license to which they are contracted or with the municipalities on behalf of the marketers it represents and monitors the activity carried out pursuant to such contract as well as follows up the packaging waste collected-separated at the municipalities it is contracted to. It also reviews the notifications and certifications made by the collection-separation, recycling and recovery plants with license/provisional license by means of acting in cooperation with the municipalities in order for the separate collection of packaging waste at its source and for the preparation of a waste management plan.

The activities of the waste management department are as follows:

*In order to reach the recovery targets, to execute contracts with collection-separation, recycling and recovery plants with license/provisional license to which they are contracted or with the municipalities on behalf of the marketers it represents and to monitor the activities carried out pursuant to such contract;

*To review the notifications and certifications made by the collection-separation, recycling and recovery plants with license/provisional license by means of acting in cooperation with the municipalities in order for the separate collection of packaging waste at its source;

*to carry out informative activities within the scope of the present packaging waste management plan;

*To follow up the packaging waste collected at the contracted municipalities and to provide support in kind;

*to negotiate with collection-separation, recycling and recovery plants with license/provisional license in order to create material capacity.