1- In the Board Meeting of our Association that was held on 29.07.2017, the Board of Management distributed the new tasks because the Board Chairman Mr. İbrahim ENGİN resigned from the Board Membership with the purpose of participating in the chamber elections.


- Mesut ÖZER was appointed as the Board Chairman
- Settar YALTIR as Vice Chairman of the Board of Management,
- Ekrem DURSUN as the Treasurer,
- Ayce KARADAĞ as the Board Member and
- Mehmet ALBAYRAK as the Board Member

2- The Voc-Test project, the name of which is "Establishment of Vocational Standards and Qualifications in Recycling Sector" is going on, which is executed by our association in coordination with the Vocational Qualifications Authority (VQA).

In this context, standards of the occupations of Waste Coordinator (Level 5), Collection Worker of Medical and Hazardous Wastes Originating from Healthcare Institutions (Level 3) and Worker of Preparing Industrial Packaging for Re-use (Level 3), were published on the repeating Official Gazette of June 22, 2017, number 30104 and they took the form of National Occupational Standards.

In fact, qualifications of the professions of Waste Coordinator (Level 5), Collector of Medical Wastes Originating from Healthcare Institutions (Level 3), Collector of Hazardous Wastes Originating from Healthcare Institutions (Level 3) and Worker of Preparing Industrial Packaging for Re-use (Level 3) were approved by the VQA Board of Management on 02.08.2017 and they became National Vocational Qualification.

In the following stage of the project, works will be carried out towards the establishment of Voc-Test exam center and certification activities, we will inform you about the progress.

3- Closing meeting of the ERASMUS project, the name of which was International Waste Management Technologies and the stakeholders of which were Kuşadası Municipality, our Association and Ekovar Geri Dönüşüm Ltd. Şti.; which is a member of our association, took place between 21-22 August 2017, hosted by Kuşadası Municipality.

In the meeting, Mr. İbrahim Engin, on behalf of Engin Geri Kazanım Tesisleri Petrol Ürün. San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Şti, which is a member of our association, informed the participants about the objectives and activities of our association. 
Secretary General of our Association, Mr. M.Mümtaz MAHMUTOĞLU also gave information to the participants about the Establishment of Vocational Standards and Qualifications in the Recycling Sector.

Mr. Behnan ÖZTÜRKMEN, on behalf of our member Ekovar Geri Dönüşüm Ltd.Şti., made a speech on the Management of Waste Vegetable Oils in Turkey.  

4- Our Association signed the contract of the Climate Change Project, of which it was a stakeholder with Mersin Metropolitan Municipality and Mersin University, on July 18, 2017 and project activities started.

5- ECOMONDO International Fair, which is of great importance in environment, waste and recycling areas, will take place in the Rimini province of Italy between 07-10 November 2017.

We consider that it will be beneficial that the organizations operating in the fields of environment, waste, recycling and energy and those who are interested in these sectors participate in the fair.

In order to participate in the fair, it is required to contact with Ms. Ayçe KARADAĞ (BEE2BEE), who is the Turkey representative of the organization and the member of our Association.

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