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News ID: 4869
Publish Date: 07 August 2018 - 10:43
Istanbul has stepped up its recycling garbage in recent years. Last year, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) recycled 700 million tons of garbage and produced 400 million kilowatt-hours of energy.
ECO-IEST: Istanbul has stepped up its recycling garbage in recent years. Last year, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) recycled 700 million tons of garbage and produced 400 million kilowatt-hours of energy. Garbage that is regularly collected from 39 districts of Istanbul is brought to İBB's garbage collection site and they are sorted according to their materials. Once the garbage is sorted out they are either turned into energy or recycled for raw materials.

By producing 400 million kilowatt-hours of energy from garbage gas last year, the İBB contributed TL 250 million ($48.25 million) to the national economy. With the energy that is produced from garbage, Tesla's acclaimed electric car known as Roadster can travel around the world six times.

An environmental Expert said, "The organic garbage is used to make fertilizer while the inorganic garbage is recycled to various materials and energy to contribute to the national economy. Recycling is a serious business and municipalities are the ones that handle the heavy work."

In recent years, Turkey has started to prioritize waste management over concerns of rising environmental damage with municipalities responsible for garbage collection upgrading their waste management systems.


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