The near-zero waste concept aims to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste at its source, and minimize all waste where landfill and incineration without energy are applied. This minimizes any possible negative effects of waste discharged to the soil, water, and air that can negatively affect the environment. We aim to increase our waste recovery rate*, which was 96% in our production in 2021, to 99% by 2030.
*Recovered waste includes wastes to recovery and wastes to incineration with energy recovery in this target.
To meet the near zero-waste target:
We use resources more efficiently, prevent and reduce waste resulting from our operations, and improve the effectiveness of separating waste at its source.
We invest in Technologies that consume fewer resources and reduce the amount of raw materials, our chemical consumption and waste generation by rebuilding product design and manufacturing processes.
We design recyclable products with reduced environmental impact.
Thanks to these practices endorsing circular economy, we reduce waste generation and the amount of waste regularly sent to landfills or for incineration, excluding those sent for energy recovery.
In line with the near zero-waste concept, we aim to increase the waste recycling rate in manufacturing to 99% in global operations by 2030. We continue our training, information, and reward efforts to spread zero waste awareness sustainably. And we support the Zero Waste Project of the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change.
For the detailed information about waste management and waste reduction projects carried out in 2021, please check the Waste Management part of Arçelik 2021 Sustainability Report.
Zero Waste Private Sector Award
Our achievements in Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) management and the Zero Waste Project were awarded the Zero Waste Private Sector Award by the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization in 2019.
In addition to Turkey, we also fulfill our responsibilities as a manufacturer under the WEEE management in other countries where we operate as required by authorized organizations in which we are a member.