The 23rd Waste Battery Collection campaign organized by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, Portable Battery Manufacturers and Importers Association and district municipalities this year. kazanmoments became clear. Kazanmoments were rewarded with computer, tablet and smart board. Within the scope of the campaign, which has been organized for 22 years, 407,4 tons of waste batteries have been collected so far.
The Waste Batteries Collection campaign, which has been organized by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, Portable Battery Manufacturers and Importers Association (TAP) and district municipalities every year since 1998 during the environmental week, has been concluded. Participants in the campaign; children, youth, adults, kindergartens, headmen's offices, district municipalities, Bizim Ev Family Child Youth Support Center and schools. The evaluation in the Schools Category was postponed due to the distance education of schools due to the coronavirus epidemic. Evaluation in this category will be made in the coming days and kazanMoments will be determined and awards will be given. Participating in the campaign in the other seven categories and kazanMoments were awarded with laptop, desktop computer, tablet computer and smart board.
They prevent environmental pollution
407,4 tons of waste batteries have been collected so far within the scope of the campaign aiming to prevent the rapid pollution of natural resources as a result of the free circulation of heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium and lead due to the random disposal of waste batteries. The collected waste batteries were separated according to their types in the recycling facilities and entered the crushing process, after which the metal-steel parts contained were sorted and sent to the iron and steel industry. The remaining black mass was disposed of in furnaces used in other sectors. Battery types that are not suitable for recycling are also stored in landfills in a controlled manner and disposed of by TAP.
Kazanmoments like this:
- Children category (Primary education level): Kerem Çağatay Yüksel, Ege Gölcük, Nil Asya Öner.
- Youth category (High school and university level): Ceylin Hezer, Ayşe Poyrazoğlu, Rüya Bayır.
- Adult category: Kübra Altıntaş, Rukiye Urgancı, Gülbahar Bayam.
- Kindergartens category: Çiğli Kindergarten, Private Duygu Kindergarten, Karşıyaka Kindergarten
- Mukhtars category: Körfez Neighborhood Mukhtar, Torbalı Neighborhood Headman, Mavişehir District Headman.
- District municipalities category: Bornova Municipality, Konak Municipality, Karşıyaka Municipality.
- Bizim Ev Family Child Youth Support Center category: Arif Çetin, Tahir Erkek, Seyhan Gülçin.