Istanbul, Turkey • October 2019
The Turkish Government confirmed in early 2019 that it will introduce deposits on beverage containers by 2021 as part of its zero waste initiative and efforts to protect Turkey’s 8,000km of coastline. The DRS is intended to reduce litter on both land and sea, by charging a refundable deposit on the price of beverage cans and bottles.
In light of this announcement, on October 10th, Reloop and TÜÇEM (Association of Environmental Training and Waste Management of Turkey) jointly organized the 2019 Deposit Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The aim of the conference was to examine transition policies and best practices regarding deposit return system for single use beverage containers that could be applied in Turkey.
- Wolfgang Ringel, TOMRA: How Can Deposit Return Systems Help to Collect Packaging to a Large Extent?
- Kjell Olav Maldum, Infinitum
- Henriette Schneider, Environmental Action Germany (DUH): Deposit Systems for Single Use and Refillable Beverage Packaging
- Ermis Panagiotopoulos, European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW): Call for Efficient Collection and Sorting for Beverage Containers
- Erdem Görgün, Sıfır atık
- Clarissa Morawski, Reloop Platform: EU Legislation Leads to a Global Trend Towards Deposit Return Systems
- Chris Sherrington, Eunomia Research & Consulting: Deposit Return Systems: Design Options and Implications
Aynur Acar – Tüçem
Clarissa Morawski – Reloop Platform
Ermis Panagiotopoulos, EFBW
Henriette Schneider – DUH
Kjell Olav Maldum – Infinitum
Chris Sherrington – Eunomia Research & Consulting
Wolfgang Ringel – TOMRA
Prof Dr Erdem Görgün – İTÜNOVA