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AEGEAN EXPORTERS OBTAIN THE FIRST ‘ZERO WASTE CERTIFICATE’ IN TURKEY…

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Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EİB) became the first exporters’ associations to receive a “Zero Waste Certificate”.

Declaring the year 2020 as the “Year of Sustainability” with the aim of leaving a more livable and green world to future generations, Aegean Exporters’ Associations crowned the “Sustainability Year” by obtaining a “Zero Waste Certificate”.

Aegean Exporters’ Associations Coordinator Jak Eskinazi, in a written statement, said that they took part in the “Zero Waste Project” initiated by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation 1.5 years ago,

Stating that they founded, in this context, the necessary Zero Waste Management System and passed successfully the audits carried out in Turkey, Eskinazi said, “We feel happy because of being entitled to receive ‘Zero Waste Certificate’ and to be the first exporter associations to obtain this.”

Eskinazi, who stated that they act with the aim of acting consciously in waste generation and preventing unnecessary waste formation, explained, “Studies of Aegean Exporters’ Associations in terms of zero waste are based on long years. 20 years ago, we transferred our correspondence to the electronic environment via the intranet system. We have been sending the circulars we have made to our members for 20 years via e-mail.”

“We implemented the system to collect the waste generated with the Zero Waste Project separately at its source and transform it into recycling,” Eskinazi noted.

Pointing out that the next goal of the Aegean Exporters’ Associations is to obtain ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certificate, Eskinazi continued his words as follows; “Our most important goal is to increase the awareness of our members in this regard, we will organize trainings for this purpose and we will increase the competencies of our staff in this framework.”

“Within this context, we will focus on efforts to reveal the financing and support that our exporters will need. We closely follow the developments regarding the European Green Deal (AYM),” Eskinazi added…

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