ASSESSMENT OF SUSTAINABLE ZERO WASTE STRATEGIES AND INTEGRATION OF THE COUNTRY
- 1. Konya Technical University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya, Turkey
Abstract: Increasing population, rising living standards, technological developments, industrialization and as a result of urbanization are increasing the need for packaged food products. Gradually with increasing needs, resources are used unconsciously, and wastes are consisted after this consumption. These wastes consist a danger for environmental and human health, a solid waste management are provided including reuse, recycling, recovery, disposal and monitoring-control processes of wastes without damage to the environment. In order to provide waste management, the concept of “zero waste” has been adopted, which is a sustainable approach to reduce the expenditure of both producers and consumers and to solve environmental problems. In recent years, individual or institutional "zero waste" practices have become widespread throughout the world. In this study, on solid waste management by scanning Internet-based resources the scope of "zero waste" concept has been evaluated Turkey and the world situation. Various sustainable solid waste management methods in different countries have been approached. With this study, from the world and Turkey some "zero waste" practices have been revealed on a comparative basis.