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Connective Cities Dialogue Event in Turkey: From Waste to Resource

Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Solutions

The global trend of urbanization goes hand in hand with the responsibility to adequately handle growing quantities of waste. In Turkey additional challenges emerged the last years with the establishment of 16 new metropolitan municipalities and nearly 3 million Syrian refugees currently living in Turkish cities. Municipalities therefore are facing new challenges to provide their citizens with adequate Solid Waste Management Services.

In response to this, Connective Cities and UCLG-MEWA organized the workshop "From Waste to Resource – Integrated Solid Waste Management Solutions“, from 04th to 06th of July in Kocaeli/Turkey. The event was hosted by the Metropolitan Municipality of Kocaeli and the municipal waste management company IZAYDAS in Izmit. The urban practitioners' workshop aimed to support urban waste management practitioners from German and Turkish municipalities by exchange on good practices, and advise each other to create local action plans that improve solid waste management in an integrative manner.

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