Environmentally friendly and sustainable production is important for GCA Ambalaj , therefore we organized a training program on the environment and recycling for our employees with the support of the Environmental Protection and Packaging Waste Recovery and Recycling Trust (ÇEVKO).

We continue our environmentally friendly production activities and we are committed to provide necessary training on environmental issues to our employees in line with our principles. The first training session on the environment and recycling was given in our facilities in Kütahya in March and the second one in our Lapis Han offices in Istanbul in April by ÇEVKO Trust. In the training with the title" the Importance of Recycling for Earth and Recycling in Turkey", among others, information about the importance of waste, the history of recycling and its benefits, packaging types and life cycles, amount of recycled packaging waste were given. A total of 1.166 employees from all Gürok Group companies 190 of which were GCA employees participated in the training.


According to the data provided by ÇEVKO Trust, one person generates around 1.2 kg waste every day in Turkey, which roughly equals to 30 tons of waste in a year. If such waste is recovered using physical, chemical and biological methods or incinerated to produce energy i.e. if waste goes through recycling processes, it can have significant benefits for the environment. 30% of all waste in weight is made of recyclable materials. 50% of these materials are packaging materials. If we look at the statistics of recycling packaging waste in 2017 in detail; paper/cardboard packaging waste was 263,932 tons; plastic packaging waste was 183,504 tons; glass packaging waste was 125,802 tons; metal packaging waste was 41,833 tons, composite packaging waste was 22,843 tons and wood packaging waste was 19,021 tons.

Discussing about the benefits of recycling during the training Mr. Murat Anaç gave the following examples: "recycling 1 ton of paper waste would save 17 trees; recycling 1 ton of glass waste would save 100 litres of petroleum; and recycling paper and glass would lead to 50% savings on water consumption. Compared to primary production, recycling aluminium cans can provide 95% saving in energy; recycling paper can provide 50% and recycling glass can provide 25% saving in energy. In summary, natural resources are preserved, savings in energy and economic contributions are achieved, the amount of waste is reduced and if all these are done right, it will result in a major investment for the future.

We, as GCA continue to organize such training programs to increase our awareness, improve our knowledge and to produce our products based on such knowledge and awareness to protect our environment.

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