The third “Zero Waste Summit and Award Ceremony,” organized by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, was held at the Haliç Congress Center in İstanbul on December 23.
The Zero Waste Project aims to control waste within the framework of sustainable development principles and to leave a clean and developed Turkey and a livable world for future generations.
At the Zero Waste Summit and Award Ceremony, 48 awards were presented in 12 categories. The awards are given to institutions and organizations that fulfill the criteria for the establishment of a zero-waste management system within the scope of the Zero Waste Regulation and ensure the gradual dissemination and sustainability of the system.
The Zero Waste Best Practices Award was given to Bilkent University, Yıldız Technical University and Niğde Ömer Halis Demir University in the University category.
In addition to implementing the zero-waste management system and completing the certification process, Bilkent University is collecting rainwater in the lake area with canals and is using smart irrigation techniques to irrigate green areas. The labels on the collection equipment, which is used throughout the university, were designed by students. You can follow the students’ work on Zero Waste and sustainability on their social media accounts: Instagram: @bilkentgoesgreen @bilkentsdghub