It is sad that environmental issues are not covered enough, says Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan at Anadolu Agency's Environment Forum.
Industrial designer Yasemin Kose of Roka Design, says the recycling sector in Turkey truly began to develop in 2017 with the start of the Zero Waste Project. TRT World talks to her about the country's waste management.
While more consumers are paying closer attention to how the production of goods impacts the environment, old habits die hard. A buy-and-toss mentality persists despite a boost from celebrities helping to drive the upcycle and vintage movements.
Hundreds of families in Roubaix are following a “Zero Waste” policy to help the planet while also relieve stress on their wallets.
At the waste facility of Japan’s Kamikatsu town, there are dozens of different boxes for each category for recycling all its waste for only one reason: becoming a zero-waste town by 2020.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum's panel in Jordan, Turkey’s First Lady Emine Erdogan underlined that the world has to give up disposable products and prevent waste.
As the result of an astonishing ‘recycling revolution’, Sweden has nearly reached ‘zero waste’ levels and imports at least two million tonnes of rubbish from other European countries.
Starting Tuesday January 1, all retailers in Turkey will begin selling plastic bags for 0.25 Turkish liras ($0.05) each. Meanwhile, South Korea has banned supermarkets and retailers from using disposable plastic bags.
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