Turkey’s First Lady celebrates World Zero Waste Day

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Mrs. Emine Erdogan, wife of the Turkish President, celebrated “World Zero Waste Day” on Saturday.

Through her account on the “X” platform, the First Lady published a video message on the occasion of World Zero Waste Day, corresponding to March 30.

In her post, the wife of the Turkish President pointed out her participation via a video message in an event at the United Nations on this occasion.

She added: “I congratulate all the environmental volunteers who are giving their time and effort to make our common home, the world, a more livable place on the occasion of World Zero Waste Day.”

She added: “I wish for a prosperous world in which resources are used optimally, waste is reduced to a minimum, and sustainability prevails.”

The video published by Mrs. Erdogan included excerpts from her video message to the United Nations event.

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On the other hand, UN Secretary-General António Guterres praised First Lady Erdogan’s efforts on “zero waste” in a video message he sent to the event held at the UN headquarters in New York.

Guterres thanked Ms. Emine Erdogan for her “visionary leadership” on an important issue such as zero waste.

Turkey launched the Zero Waste Project in 2017, at the initiative of Emine Erdogan, with the aim of combating the impact of waste and waste on the environment, changing people’s consumption habits, and dealing with that waste by recycling it and making use of it after separating it according to its types at the source, with the aim of achieving a recycling rate of up to 60% in 2030.

In mid-December 2022, the United Nations approved the “Zero Waste” project resolution submitted by Turkey within the framework of plans for sustainable development and combating climate change.

The United Nations General Assembly unanimously approved the resolution, which was mainly submitted by Turkey and jointly submitted by 105 countries.

With this resolution, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 30 as World Zero Waste Day.