On the occasion of June 5th, World Environment Day and Environment Week, ASD Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association emphasized 'Sustainability' and 'Environment' subjects that are two significant points in packaging manufacturing. ASD President Mr. Zeki Sarıbekir said: “Recycling packaging is very significant to contribute to the national economy and the environment. June 5th World Environment Day is highly important to draw attention to this subject.”
Umbrella organization of packaging sector, ASD Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association called attention to 'Sustainability' and 'Environment' headings on the occasion of June 5th World Environment Day and Environment Week. ASD President Mr. Zeki Sarıbekir underlined that we must reinforce recycling infrastructure of our country to gradually decrease waste imports.
THANKS TO PACKAGING RECYCLING: “CLEAN ENVIRONMENT AND STRONG ECONOMY”
Making a statement regarding June 5th World Environment Day, Mr. Zeki Sarıbekir said: “'Sustainability' and 'Environment' are two most important points in packaging manufacturing. Recycling of packaging would make a major contribution to the national economy and the environment. We would both achieve a clean environment and gradually decrease waste imports to cancel them out. Packages are not garbage, instead, they are materials that create economy. Thus, we must reinforce recycling infrastructure of our country.”
Mr. Zeki Sarıbekir said the world focused on zero waste and emphasized that at this point becoming a signatory to the Paris Agreement and informing the industry on the European Green Deal are important.
PACKAGED FOOD EXTENDS LIFE
Noting use of packaging contributes to human health next to the economy, Mr. Zeki Sarıbekir reminded that June 7th is World Food Safety Day and said: “The most important contribution of packaged food is the value it ascribes to human health. Packaged food extends human life. Food produced in environments disregard food safety and hygiene and sold on the street cause serious hazard. Hygiene and safety of food we buy depends on their packaging. Better packaging is also an indicator of how much consumers are appreciated. On packages there is every information including nutritional value of the product inside, its amount, expiration date, address information of producer, that is ingredients of the product and place of production together with producer. Our consumers must be sensitive and aware on this issue. Thanks to packages fresh fruits-vegetables are carried from the field to the table in safe food chain, preventing waste in this sector.”
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