The 'bring the bottle, take the money' period for the environment.
Minister of Environment and Urbanization, Erdogan Bayraktar, said that they took a series of decisions to prevent environmental pollution.
Bayraktar noted that they provide incentives to recycle batteries, paper, plastic and bottles, and that they will work with domestic and foreign companies in the project prepared in this direction. Bayraktar, who stated that recycling piggy banks would be established starting from the densely populated areas, continued as follows: “First of all, these piggy banks will be established in shopping malls. If the citizen throws these materials back, he will receive money per bottle. A refund will be made between 25, 50 cents to 1 lira. Thus, we will encourage citizens to separate garbage. We want to spread this throughout Turkey later on. If we can expand this, the economy will be very beneficial.”
On the other hand, the first results were obtained in the investigation initiated by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, after 130 workers of Marzinc Marmara Recycling Company applied to the hospital due to illness. As a result of the investigation initiated by the order of Minister Erdoğan Bayraktar, it was determined that the workers in the company were exposed to heavy metals. Minister Bayraktar said, "We don't look the other way when it comes to the environment and people."