The winners of the 'Environmentally friendly green station' competition, organized by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality to encourage energy saving and environmental projects, have been announced. Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş reminded that every institution and citizen has a duty and debt to the environment and said that it is necessary to leave nature to future generations in the best way possible.
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, which focuses on environmental investments to make Bursa a healthier and livable city, aims to expand the Zero Waste Project at fuel, LPG, CNG sales stations, to promote clean energy and to increase environmental projects such as energy saving 'Environmentally Friendly Green Station Competition'. ' held. The Metropolitan Municipality, which included fuel stations and resting facilities in the Zero Waste Project carried out by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, allowed all fuel, LPG, CNG sales stations and recreational facilities in 17 districts to participate in the competition. Within the scope of the competition, it is necessary to ensure that the hazardous, electronic and recyclable wastes that may occur during the activity at fuel - LPG - CNG sales stations and the wastes created by the passengers who stop by for fuel and rest during shopping, eating-drinking, car wash-lubrication, tire-battery changes It was evaluated whether the necessary system was installed in order to ensure In addition, all the works carried out by the stations for the protection of the environment were also discussed within the scope of the competition.
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Environmental Protection and Control Department, Environment and Urbanization Provincial Directorate, TMMOB Chamber of Environmental Engineers Bursa Branch and the first, second and third selected enterprises as a result of the evaluation of the Competition Selection Committee, which consists of academicians, were awarded by the Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş. As a result of the competition, plaques and environmentally friendly flags were presented to 'Umit Petrol', 'Varlı Petrol' and 'Shell Petrol Küçükbalıklı Branch' by President Aktaş.
Environmental approaches are at the forefront
Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş said that they carried out many works within the scope of Environment Week activities. Pointing out that the use of energy is increasing day by day with the increase in population and the growth of the economy in cities, Mayor Aktaş stated that the need for fuel stations that serve vehicles, meet the needs of passengers, have food and beverage and rest facilities, and environmentalist approaches come to the fore in these stations. Reminding that the fuel, lpg and cng sales stations, which are within the scope of the second class non-sanitary establishment, are licensed and inspected by the Metropolitan Municipality, Mayor Aktaş said, “We know that there are businesses that carry out their work successfully, comply with the rules and constantly renew themselves. We want Bursa residents to receive service from these stations with peace of mind. We want those who are sensitive about this issue to be brought to the fore. As part of the 'Environmentally friendly green station' competition we organized on the occasion of the Environment Week, an announcement was made to approximately 17 fuel/lpg/cng sales stations from 380 districts. To businesses; establishment and operation of zero waste system, separate collection of recycling waste; with the subjects of waste batteries, accumulator, mineral oil, waste vegetable oil, tire waste, environmental education, wastewater discharge; Questions were asked about energy efficiency issues such as re-use of car wash water, use of rain water, energy-saving light bulbs, vapor-converting fuel gun, nitrogen tire inflation clock, solar energy use. Many stations applied to the competition, in which social issues such as the blue cap campaign and tree planting activities were also evaluated.
Explaining that as a result of the evaluation, it was decided to give 'Environmentally Friendly Green Station' plaques and flags to 'Umit Petrol', 'Varlı Petrol' and 'Shell Petrol Küçükbalıklı Branch', President Aktaş said, “I would like to thank all our stations that participated in our competition and the team that organized the project. We must protect the city we live in. Each of us has responsibilities. As Bursa Metropolitan Municipality and BUSKİ, we have responsibilities, but every industrial organization and every citizen has duties and debts to the environment. We must leave nature to future generations in the best way possible," he said.