Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyeropened the We-Cycle Environment and Recycling Technologies Fair, which was held for the first time this year. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, who gave the good news of İzTransformation Project initiated by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Waste Management Department and municipality company İzDoğa. Tunç Soyer, “With our IzTransformation project, we separate the wastes in our city while they are at the source. This process was carried out in Buca, Karabağlar, Karşıyaka and Narlıdere districts, in coordination with our district municipalities. At the end of the process, which will be completed in the next summer months, we will recycle the packaging wastes of one third of İzmir's population back to the economy without going to waste.”
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç SoyerIzmir Metropolitan Municipality, which continues its activities in line with the environmental policies of Turkey, is on the way to become a sustainable and environmentally friendly city. We-Cycle Environment and Recycling Technologies Fair, hosted by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, in cooperation with İZFAŞ and EFOR Fuarcılık, opened its doors in order to prevent, reduce and transform waste in the city in order to leave a livable environment for future generations. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor opened the fair, which will continue until May 14. Tunç Soyer and his wife Neptün Soyer, CHP İzmir Deputy Murat Minister, Adana Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Zeydan Karalar and his wife Nuray Karalar, Kemalpaşa Mayor Rıdvan Karakayalı, Ardahan Mayor Faruk Demir, Bozkurt Mayor Muammer Yanık, Izmir Chamber of Commerce Chairman Mahmut Özgener, Aegean Region Chamber of Industry Deputy Chairman İbrahim Gökçüoğlu, Aegean Exporters' Associations Coordinator Jak Eskinazi, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Mustafa Özuslu, 24th Term CHP İzmir Deputy Erdal Akünger, district mayors, producers, non-governmental organizations, representatives of chambers and stock exchanges and the sector. professionals participated.
IzTransformation good news from Soyer
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer, gave the good news of the new waste separation project that they will implement at the opening of the fair. Soyer said, “With our IzTransformation project, initiated by our Waste Management Department and our municipal company, IzDoğa, we separate the wastes in our city while they are at the source. This process was carried out in Buca, Karabağlar, Karşıyaka and Narlıdere districts, in coordination with our district municipalities. At the end of the process, which will be completed in the coming summer months, we will recycle the packaging wastes of one third of İzmir's population back to the economy without going to waste. We will encourage all Izmir residents to throw their packaging wastes into recycling bins instead of garbage, with the sorting system we have established and public awareness activities. These wastes will be separated and recycled to the economy at our İzTransformation Packaging Waste Collection and Separation Facility operated by İzDoğa in Konak. Here, we have the capacity to separate and recycle up to 420 tons of packaging waste per day. With this project, we will increase the rate of packaging waste sent for recycling from 12 percent to 20 percent and then to 40 percent. I would like to point out that even achieving a 160% recycling rate means an additional XNUMX million liras in earnings.”
“We started to employ street collectors to provide the workforce”
Stating that the IzTransformation project has a social dimension to be proud of as well as its economic and ecological dimension, Soyer said, “We started to employ our street collector brothers in order to provide the workforce to take part in this valuable task. We not only provide them with jobs, but also save them from having to litter their entire lives. We offer better economic conditions, a high quality life and healthy working conditions. We offer two options to the people of Izmir. Throwing your waste in the trash as before or bringing it together with our recycling bins. If you choose the latter, you will protect our nature and public health. Moreover, you will contribute to our country's economy. In addition to all these, you will be the hope of our citizens who are looking for garbage on the streets to make a living, and you will enable them to start a new life. In short, from now on we will not say garbage in İzmir. We will be the balm for three different bleeding wounds of our country at the same time with each of our citizens who are included in IzTransformation. Based on all of these, we say, 'The transformation is starting in İzmir!'” He said.
Karalar: “Environment is the business of those who do not have excessive profits”
Adana Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Zeydan Karalar said, “I was very impressed with this fair. It is very important that it is both environmental and organized for unity and solidarity. For a long time, we, too, in Adana, attach importance to the fact that the city acts together. In almost every event, the municipality and the chambers hold it together. This is of great importance. I wish it to be a model in Turkey. I was also impressed by the fair. All of humanity is paying the penalty for our cruel treatment to nature these days. Nature punishes us for treating it cruelly. It is not difficult to predict what will happen to humanity if we are not careful. We have to show the utmost effort regarding environmental protection. The environment is the business of those who do not have a weakness for excessive profits. We say human and human health first," he said.
Eskinazi: “We must understand the concept of sustainability very well”
Giving examples of their work on waste and recycling, Aegean Exporters' Unions Coordinator President Jak Eskinazi said: “As exporters, we follow sustainability issues very closely in order to maintain being one of the largest suppliers of the European Union. In order to leave a livable world for tomorrow, we must understand the concept of sustainability very well. We must implement what we need to do without wasting time.”
Gökçüoğlu: “I would like to thank those who supported the idea”
İbrahim Gökçüoğlu, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Aegean Region Chamber of Industry, said, “Our İzmir, which creates a brand with its international fairs, continues to take much more professional steps with Fuar İzmir. I am very happy to be together at this fair. We would like to thank İzmir Metropolitan Municipality and İZFAŞ for supporting this idea we created with İzmir Chamber of Commerce”.
Özgener: “We are winning a special fair”
Mahmut Özgener, Chairman of the Izmir Chamber of Commerce, said, “It is a very special fair. As the Chamber, we have always been in the kitchen of the business from the very beginning. I am excited to be here. In the coming years, we have set out on a path where we can express the number of participants in hundreds.”
After the speeches, President Soyer and the accompanying delegation visited the fair participants. Chairman Soyer examined the latest technologies in waste separation on site. Soyer, who came together with the street collectors to take part in the IzTransformation Project, was greeted with applause.
All about recycling
Waste disposal facilities, sludge, digestion, drying and sterilization, analysis equipment and research laboratories, storage companies, transportation companies, energy, renewable energy and biogas technologies companies, at the fair, which opened its doors with a total of 18 participants from 120 provinces from Turkey, Germany and Romania. , solar energy technology and heat recovery companies, recycling technologies, air, soil, noise pollution control technology companies, waste water and wastewater technologies, urban cleaning vehicles, equipment and technologies companies, infrastructure services, drip irrigation companies, plastic raw material vendors is located.
We-Cycle Fair stands out as the first fair that brings together the private sector and local governments in the field of recycling. A procurement committee program is also organized by İZFAŞ and EFOR Fairs at the fair. Professional buyers from abroad will see the recycling technologies of Izmir and Turkey on site and sign commercial agreements. The countries that are expected to visit the fair are; Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Turkey and Greece.
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