A member of ÇEVKO Foundation, Coca-Cola Beverage is leading the industry with the“Zero “Waste” practice it started in its factories in Turkey under the auspices of Emine Erdoğan, wife of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and the coordination of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. Coca-Cola, which has started its “Zero Waste” production in its factory in Ankara, is constantly reducing its waste and getting it recycled for a waste free world. Its target is to rapidly spread this practice in the other 10 factories in Turkey.
Coca-Cola Beverage Turkey has used 15,000 tons less raw material in the last 8 years owing to its efforts to make the packagings lighter. Coca-Cola Beverage has started to use 30% herbal material in its 330 ml “Damla” drinking water bottles, is using recycled material in its glass and aliminium packagings, and recycles 54% of packagings it has launched. Last year by using recycled bottles, Coca-Cola Turkey also prevented emission equal to the carbon-dioxide absorbed in one year by 780,000 trees.
The project is spreading throughout the country
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Öztürk stated that with the mobilization of “Zero Waste”, awareness of the prevention of waste formation, the collecting of the waste separately at its source, and recycling have rapidly spread nationwide. He went on, “We are very happy to see that the Zero Waste Project, which gives support to the protection of the unique natural beauties of our country, is rapidly becoming widespread in the industry, too. The taking part of a big company like Coca-Cola in the Zero Waste Project will set an example to the whole industry, and this is a pleasing situation.”