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​STRIKING RESULTS FROM RESEARCH CONDUCTED FOR ORGANIZED INDUSTRIAL ZONES IN TURKEY

STRIKING RESULTS FROM RESEARCH CONDUCTED FOR ORGANIZED INDUSTRIAL ZONES IN TURKEY

Tarsus Turkey, organisers of the REW İstanbul Recycling, Environmental Technologies and Waste Management International Trade Fair, have revealed the results of environmental research conducted in 2018 aimed at organized industrial zones. The research, which covers 222 organized industrial zones and a total of 53,757 companies in Turkey, reveals the need for increased infrastructure in production-sourced waste management and recycling. In 77% of organized industrial zones there aren’t any environmental management systems and 58% don’t have a central water treatment system. There isn’t a process for waste management in 86% of them, none for hazardous waste management in 87% and none for packaging waste management in 86%.

Tarsus Turkey Assistant General Manager Seda BOZKURT commented; “Each manufacturer has a legal responsibility to either recycle production-sourced waste and reuse it as raw materials or dispose of them with minimal environmental impact. Organized industrial zones, in which thousands of manufacturers exist together should be able to minimize companies’ legal and financial burden regarding waste management. According to the results of environmental research conducted in 2018 aimed at organized industrial zones, a total of 222 Organized Industrial Zones, including companies that release hazardous waste, particularly waste water and processed waste in Turkey, only 23% have an environmental management system. Therefore, in order to manage waste properly, each Organized Industrial Zone needs to commit to an environmental management system”

Only 50 of 222 Organized Industrial Zones

have an environmental management system in Turkey

According to the results of environmental research conducted in 2018 aimed at organized industrial zones, only 50 of those surveyed have an environmental management system. There isn’t a central water treatment system in 23%, domestic waste management, process waste management and hazardous waste management only exist in 47% of those. Only 15% of organized industrial zones, who have an environmental system, also have a primary waste water treatment facility.

The only Direct Solution for a Sustainable Environment is “Technology Investment”

Seda Bozkurt underlined the importance of environmental management systems and investment in technology infrastructure to reduce waste management costs for individual companies in the Organized Industrial zones in Turkey, and create a more sustainable environment.

She said, “At the 15th edition, the current recycling, refuse, waste management and environmental technology needs for Organized Industrial Zones in Turkey will be showcased at REW Istanbul, the leading environmental Technologies platform in Eurasia, with the sectors of: “Solid Waste, Waste Water, Waste Gas and Green Energy” from March 21st – 24th.”

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