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Global Plastics Policy Centre (2022) March A., Salam, S., Evans, T., Hilton, J., Fletcher, S. (editors). Global Plastics Policy Review. Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth.

Turkey Zero Waste Regulation

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Reviewed under framework: No - insufficient evidence
Key findings: Insufficient evidence to review

This policy focuses on decreasing waste at source and increasing recycling. Turkey has adopted a Zero Waste policy and Zero Waste Blue concerning ocean plastic. The current recycling rate is 12.3%. The policy aims to initially reduce waste to zero in institutions and then extended this to households. 26000 institutions have signed up to this initiative on a voluntary basis but there is no evidence available on implementation.

Most waste 87-96% goes to landfill and recycling rate is only 12.3% and Turkey is the second largest producer of plastic in Europe. Turkey is one of the top 10 importers of plastic waste and imports 40% of UK plastic but there is little evidence of recycling, and many illegal dumps and burning of plastic occurs regularly.

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