WorldStar 2018 is organized by the World Packaging Organization (WPO) and is one of the most prestigious competitions of in the packaging sector. The results of WorldStar 2018 were announced following the jury meeting in Brazil. Thirty-five countries competed with more than 300 products, and leading companies of the Turkish packaging sector brought home 5 awards.
In the early hours of 18 December 2017, the Estonian presidency reached a provisional agreement with representatives of the European Parliament on all four legislative proposals of the waste package. EU ambassadors will be briefed on the outcome on 20 December, but the final analysis and endorsement on behalf of the Council is planned for the first quarter of next year.
ÇEVKO Vakfı'nın ilköğretim öğrencileri için hazırladığı, çevre ve geri dönüşüm konularında eğitimler veren internet sitesi www.cevkococuk.org sitesine yeni oyunlar eklendi.
İlköğretim öğrencilerinin ders müfredatı incelenerek hazırlanan internet sitesinde, 1'i boyama olmak üzere geri dönüşüm ile ilgili 7 oyun bulunuyor. Çevreci Kedi Çevki; Koş ve Zıpla, Atık Merkezi, Atık Basketbolu, Atıkları Yakala oyunlarında çocuklara hangi ambalajı nereye atmaları gerektiği ile ilgili yol gösterecek. Denize kirliliğine dikkat çekmek için hazırlanan "Balıkları Kurtar" oyunu ile de çocuklar denize atılan ambalaj atıklarını temizleyerek balıklara yaşam alanı sağlayabilecek.
The Ministry of Environment and Urbanization hosted a very special and meaningful exhibition for nature and humankind in its own building. The exhibition was organized with the collaboration of ÇEVKO, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), within the project “Spreading Recycling Awareness at Syrian Refugee Settlement Areas” in Şanlıurfa and Kilis. The exhibition consisted of pictures drawn by refugee children and the handicrafts made from recyclable materials by the refugee women.
Ford Otosan participated in the Green Office Program of WWF-Turkey with the R&D Center, Sales&After Sales Offices located at İstanbul Sancaktepe, targeting to reduce its environmental impact on natural resources. The "Green Office" Diploma was given to Ford Otosan for its works aimed at raising awareness of energy-saving, conscious use of natural resources, and change in the life style of the employees.
L'Oréal, a member of ÇEVKO, has crowned its success in sustainability by receiving an A in all three programs of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) alongside another company. This success was due to the reduction of carbon emissions, increase in water protection, the follow-up against the destruction of the forests within the supply chain, and the leadership in a new and sustainable economy.
Plastics have formed a key component of our 21st century economy and now constitute a major environmental problem. Plastic waste causes difficulties to resource and waste management as there are problems with lifespan, repairability, reusability and recyclability which need to be addressed, particularly with packaging, due to the diversity in plastic packaging materials and the number of plastic packages entering the waste stream on a daily basis. This puts a strain on collection systems and in countries without effective waste collection and treatment this plastic packaging all too easily becomes land and marine litter. In effect, plastic packaging in such a situation, even if technically recyclable, is not effectively recyclable because it does not reach a recycling plant. Other products such as synthetic textiles which lose microfibers in the wash, microbeads, oxo-degradable plastics, should be phased out as they have viable alternatives which do not create environmental damage.