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Materials Marketplace Team is Growing !

TMM, a circular economy project, established by BCSD Turkey in collaboration with EBRD in April 2016 to facilitate cross-industry materials reuse among Turkish companies, continues to grow with its 60 members.

Within the scope of TMM Project, possibilities of using waste, formed by member companies, as alternative raw materials in different industries are being investigated and technical consultancy and networking services are being provided by BCSD Turkey, free of charge.

The TMM Project is currently carried out by BCSD Turkey Executive Director Konca Çalkıvik, BCSD Turkey Manager Münevver Işıl Demir Bayhan, BCSD Turkey Specialist Simla Akbulut and BCSD Turkey External Relations Officer Mert Güller.

The momentum gained with Ferda Ulutaş İşevi’s inclusion to the team as technical consultant is expected to continue with Environmental Engineer Melis Cengizhan’s participation to the TMM team in October.

Our new TMM Project Specialist, Melis Cengizhan, is now working on developing the TMM member relations and carrying out studies for utilizing the waste generated by the member companies as alternative raw materials in other companies.

With Melis, our corporate capacity in providing technical consultancy support to TMM member companies has increased. We would like to welcome Melis and remind you all that from now on any inquiries on TMM could be directed to melisc@skdturkiye.org.

The Winners of The Circular Vouchers Announced !

EBRD launched The Circular Vouchers at the 3rd Turkey Materials Marketplace (TMM) Network Meeting in June 2018, in order to support TMM members’ materials exchange transactions and their projects for transition to circular economy.

The Circular Vouchers grant program for TMM members was announced in June 2018 and the applications ended on August 31, 2018.

Following careful evaluations by EBRD and TMM teams, 8 TMM members have been chosen as recipients of The Circular Vouchers and will be awarded with 90- 100% technical grants.

With The Circular Vouchers, TMM member companies will be supported by receiving a total of nearly € 200,000 technical support for developing their material exchanges transactions.

BCSD TURKEY, as a major player in Turkey’s transition to circular economy, would like to congratulate all the winners and wish them success.

More details about awarded projects will be presented by the companies during the 4th TMM Network Meeting in January 2019.

What is The Circular Vouchers?

Circular Vouchers are grants that help the companies purchasing a consultancy service focusing on assessing the feasibility of material exchanges opportunities.

The call for the applications of the new round will be available shortly for all TMM members who are considering to apply.

For more information about The Circular Vouchers please check out the TMM Website and please follow our Linkedin, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter accounts for any updates and current news about the TMM project and Circular Economy.

3RD Waste Transaction of TMM is Completed!

The 3rd waste transaction through TMM Platform is completed.

TMM has achieved another success in supporting the process of exploring industrial symbiosis opportunities, creating environmental outcomes through circular economy and also improving the economic added value of companies.

 The transaction between Rönesans Holding and Exitcom marked the recycling of 340 kg electronic and hazardous waste generated from Vakıf GYO Construction Project Site.

Environmental problems caused by waste are prevented through duly treatment of hazardous and electronic waste carried out by an authorized recycling company.

 

Waste Types and Recovery Rates

  • Waste air conditioners were collected by MOTAT (National Waste Tracking System). Air conditioners are considered to be hazardous due to the CFC Gas and Oil they contain. Following the extraction of CFC gas and oil the air conditioner parts are broken into pieces such as plastic, metal and cable within the dissambling unit. The recovering rate of air conditioning/cooling devices is 97%. The total weight of waste air conditioners in this transaction is 260kg.

  •  IT waste, cables and printers are considered to be non-hazardous waste and weigh 15 kg. The recovery rate for non-hazardous electronic waste is 100%. The rate for cable recovery is 95%.

 

  • 1 washing machine was collected within the non-hazardous waste category. The total weight was 65kg with 100% recovery rate.

 

 

You can get involved

   You may add your waste materials to the TMM Platform, and gain economic benefits

   If you are a licenced waste company, you can take a look at the materials on the platform

   If you are not a member yet, please contact us for more information on the advantages of TMM membership.

 

RONESANS HOLDING

Established in 1993 , Ronesans Holding furnished services as the main contractor and investor in more than 20 countries throughout the world.

Operating in such fields as construction, real estate development, energy and health, the Holding is the 36th largest international contracting company of the world and the 9th largest contractor of Europe. 

Rönesans Holding’s size of assets climbed to 8,1 billion USD at the end of 2017 with a global turnover amounting to 4,2 billion USD at the end of 2017. 

 

ABOUT EXITCOM

Exitcom is the first and only company in Turkey provide services in the field of recovery of light/fluorescent, cartridge/toner and battery. Exitcom has an integrated facility that can treats WEEE Groups and also provides data destruction and archive destruction services to its customers in order to facilitate the management of electronic wastes and reduce the risk that may arise.

 

3rd Network Meeting was held in June!

3rd Network Meeting was held in June!

The 3rd Network Meeting realized on the 1st of June, played a significant role in extending TMM’s sphere of influence since the scope of both audience and event program was enlarged with entrepreneurs, SMEs and authorized institutions. Also, this event hosted the launch of EBRD’s Circular Voucher Scheme through which the number of member companies and the synergies are expected to increase in the near future.