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‘SUSTAINABILITY MANIFESTO’ FROM AEGEAN EXPORTERS…

Exporters demand government support for sustainability projects…

Declaring 2020 as the “Year of Sustainability”, Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EIB) announced the ‘Sustainability Manifesto’. EIB Coordinator Chairman Jak Eskinazi said that EIB will produce its own electricity and that they have the goal of becoming a green office and demanded 50 percent support from the government for Sustainability projects.

Aegean Exporters’ Associations Coordinator Chairman Jak Eskinazi stated that they stand with exporters on the way of sustainable export and they try to set an example for exporters through in-house studies. Eskinazi noted that if humanity continues to consume as today, 1.6 worlds are needed, this is not possible and the optimum use and recovery of scarce resources in the world is vital.

Eskinazi held a press conference with the participation of the EİB Head of Associations in a digital environment in order to share the Aegean Exporters’ Associations Sustainability Manifesto with the public.

Eskinazi explained, “If we give an example from our ready-to-wear industry; It is estimated that the amount of water used in garment production in the world is around 5.6 – 9.4 trillion litres. Every year, 13 million tons of garment waste is generated. Therefore, the current production-consumption system is starting to push the world limits exceedingly.”

“Unfortunately, many industrial sectors in the world bear responsibility for carbon and water pollution. The world population is growing rapidly. The world population is expected to exceed 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100. The population of Turkey is expected to pass 95 million in 2050. Therefore, the optimum use of scarce resources in the world and circularity are vital. ”

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