Turkey Materials Marketplace’s first waste transaction is complete!

The 1st waste transaction through the TMM Platform is completed as a result of the outcomes of the Synergy Opportunities Identification Workshop carried out at the 2nd Network Meeting, on December 7.

Anadolu Etap’s fluorescent bulb and toner waste - generated yearly- were sent to a licensed e-waste company, Exitcom Recycling, via the TMM Platform.

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Anadolu Etap used to pay licensed companies for the safe disposal of its fluorescent bulb and toner waste. Following the Synergy Opportunities Identification Workshop, it was suggested by the BCSD Turkey team that instead of disposing, Anadolu Etap could recycle their special waste. Already a member of TMM, Anadolu Etap, uploaded the quantity and detailed specifications of the waste to the platform. Another member of TMM, Exitcom, contacted Anadolu Etap and made a proposal for the above mentioned waste.

 

Benefits of the Transaction

From Anadolu Etap’s point of view, through this transaction via TMM, they not only reduced their costs by eliminating the disposal fees but they also contributed to recycling and efficient use of raw materials.  By directing waste to the recycling facility, 26 kg waste toner and 23 waste fluorescent bulbs were recovered respectively by, %95 and %97. Thus, carbon emissions were prevented, energy savings and environmental benefits were achieved.

Therefore, the first waste transaction on TMM contributed to zero waste targets with a circular economy approach.

 

About: Anadolu Etap

Anadolu Etap is a leading fresh fruit and fruit juice producer with 3 production facilities located in Mersin, Denizli and Isparta; has 3.5 million fruit trees on 7 farms established on a total of 2.500 HA of area.

 

About: Exitcom

Established in Hannover, Germany in 1999, Exitcom is the first company providing services in the field of recovery of waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE). Exitcom enhanced its expertise and leading role as a result of projects and investments it has carried out since 2002 and it successfully participated in many large-scale projects in its operations in Turkey which were launched in 2003.

With a waste recovery rate ranging from 92% to 95%, well over the average, Exitcom continues to conduct its operations at an accelerating pace in order to create a cleaner environment and a better future based on its innovative and dynamic management policy and it experienced and specialized staff consisting of environmental volunteers.

 

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