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What Is This Massive Zero Waste Project?
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Turkey's first lady Emine Erodgan founded the country's Zero-Waste Project, which was formed in 2017.
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Its main objective is to monitor waste & ultimately eliminate pollution.
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3.9 million tones of greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced due to the project's success.
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Energy savings exceeding more than 530 million kilowatt-hours have been made.
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Along with, 572 million cubic meters of water (the equivalent of 2 million households’ water use for one year).
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It benefits the environment & also helps the economy of the nation by saving billions of dollars.
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Additionally, 33.8 million tonnes of waste were diverted from landfills and into a recycling programme as part of the Zero-Waste project.
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All of the recycled waste has so far contributed $3.48 billion in value to the Turkish economy.