Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Minister Mehmet Özhaseki shared on his social media account the gains made in recycling with “Zero Waste”.
Özhaseki stated that with the Zero Waste movement, which was started under the auspices of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s wife Emine Erdoğan and set an example to the world, they are protecting the world for children who are the owners of tomorrow. “Since 2017, we have transformed 45.5 million tons of waste with Zero Waste, saved 432 million trees from being cut down, prevented 4.9 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, saved energy, water, oil and storage space, and achieved an economic gain of 96 billion liras” used his words.
711 million cubic meters of water savings
According to the written statement made by the Ministry, with Zero Waste, 25.4 million tons of paper-cardboard, 6.6 million tons of plastic, 2.6 million tons of glass, 0.7 million tons of metal and 10.2 million tons of organic and other waste. was recycled.
With the recycling of wastes processed by enterprises licensed by the Ministry, 703 million kilowatt-hours of energy, 711 million cubic meters of water, 82 million cubic meters of storage space and 108 million barrels of oil were saved. While 4.9 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were prevented with Zero Waste, 432 million trees were saved from being cut down.
by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change “Zero Waste” With the movement, it is aimed to increase the recovery rate from 13 percent in 2016 to 35 percent this year.