The agricultural packaging waste collection project, initiated by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality in Menderes Değirmendere to encourage agricultural production in harmony with nature, continues. To date, nearly two tons of agricultural packaging waste has been reintroduced into the economy. kazanThe producer's face also smiled with the project in which he was made. Organic vermicompost was distributed to the producers from Değirmendere, who were involved in the project, in return for the waste they collected.
The project, which was implemented in line with the vision of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer "Another Agriculture is Possible", and which allows the collection of agricultural packaging wastes that harm public and environmental health, continues with special techniques. With the project started in Menderes Değirmendere Village, approximately two tons of agricultural packaging waste in three months is included in the recycling and it contributes to the economy. kazanyelled. One liter of organic liquid vermicompost was distributed to 71 producers in Değirmendereli, which collected their packaging wastes in special bags distributed by the Metropolitan Municipality, for each bag, which would make their soils more productive and of higher quality.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Ertuğrul Brigade and Yıldız Devran, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Council Member Fatma Ekicioğlu, İzmir Village-Coop Association President Neptün Soyer, Menderes Deputy Mayor Mustafa Akın, Menderes Mayor Mustafa Kayalar ' Aslı Kayalar, Değirmendere Agricultural Development Cooperative President Aykut Dikmen, Değirmendere Village Headman Hüseyin İsar and producers.
"With triple washing, it stops being hazardous waste"
Speaking at the distribution ceremony, İzmir Metropolitan Deputy Secretary General Yıldız Devran reminded that they started the project on September 25 and said, “This project was developed for the separate collection of packaging waste of agricultural pesticides used in agriculture. The importance of the project is due to its environmental and economic benefits. Packages containing pesticides are considered hazardous waste. However, when the technique called triple washing, as accepted by international standards, is used, it is turned into normal packaging waste. When it becomes packaging waste, it is returned to the economy with the introduction of licensed waste collectors. kazanand turns into raw material. Since the day we started the project, we have collected nearly two tons of waste. Therefore, two tons of waste was no longer dangerous and returned to the economy as packaging waste. kazanhe said. Mentioning that organic fertilizers were distributed to encourage producers who collect agricultural packaging wastes in special bags distributed by the Metropolitan Municipality, Devran thanked all producers who supported the project.
"We will continue fertilizer support"
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Ertuğrul Tugay emphasized that the project has many benefits and said, “First of all, we will prevent the damage that agricultural packaging wastes will cause to our soil. We are within the borders of Tahtalı Dam basin, which meets 30 percent of İzmir's drinking water needs. It is also important that these wastes were collected in this basin. These wastes are kazanis another value. The meeting of the organic fertilizers we distribute to the producer with the plant and the soil means that we protect our air, water and soil. The project will continue. We will be here as long as our producers collect the waste and we will continue to support fertilizers.”
Aykut Dikmen, President of Menderes Değirmendere Agricultural Development Cooperative, thanked İzmir Metropolitan Municipality for starting the project in Değirmendere. Entitlement to vermicompost support kazanMahmut Özdemir, one of the producers from Değirmendereli, stated that they were very pleased with the project and said, “Previously, we were either throwing away agricultural packaging wastes or giving them to scrap dealers. But thanks to this project, we both protect nature and receive organic fertilizer support.” Producers Ahmet Kuşçu, Mehmet Yüce and Harun Çalıkkılıç also mentioned the importance of agriculture in harmony with nature and expressed their satisfaction with the continuation of the project that protects the soil and makes agricultural production sustainable.