Manisa Municipality, solid waste train as a first in Turkey to reduce its carbon footprint had its first trial run under the carriage. Thanks to the project carried out in cooperation with TCDD, carbon emissions will be reduced by saving 5 million liras of fuel and 3 million kilometers less road transport.
Manisa Municipality, continues to perform first in Turkey with environmental projects. The first trial run was made for the project of transporting the wastes to the Uzunburun Solid Waste Disposal and Regular Storage Facility, which is one of the environmentalist and biggest investments of Manisa Metropolitan Municipality, by rail. Following the signing of the protocol involving the transportation of domestic solid wastes between Manisa Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD 3rd Regional Directorate, the first trial expedition was carried out successfully. Manisa Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Ertuğrul Yıldırım and Head of Environmental Protection and Control Department Fatih Öztürk welcomed the first train to which solid wastes were transported at Manisa Train Station together with TCDD officials.
3 million pounds of fuel savings with 5 million kilometers less
Ertuğrul Yıldırım, Deputy Secretary General of Manisa Metropolitan Municipality, stated that they had consultations with TCDD officials about the process at the train station, and noted that Manisa would experience another first with the instructions of Manisa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Cengiz Ergün. Yıldırım said, “With this project, which is a first in Turkey, we are carrying out the transportation of domestic solid wastes in cooperation with TCDD. We see better how strong the logistics part of TCDD is in this project. At the same time, we will reduce carbon emissions in our city by carrying out 5 million kilometers less road transport with the annual fuel savings of Manisa Metropolitan Municipality of more than 3 million liras. Today, we made our first transport by train. By Allah's leave, we are starting the process slowly by taking delivery of all our vehicles and equipment at the beginning of April. With the new investment to be announced by our Manisa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, Mr. Cengiz Ergün, we will both add value to our Manisa and realize the final stage of the 'Zero Waste' project initiated by First Lady Emine Erdoğan, the spouses of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. All the wastes of our 17 districts will be separated and recycled. kazanwill be created and transformed. Fertilizer will be obtained from organic waste. Waste that cannot be recycled will also be transformed into energy with our new investment, and we will ensure that all waste is disposed of in a way that will reduce it below 10 percent. We would like to thank everyone who contributed," he said.