The General Directorate's Project on "Recycling of Debris and Construction Waste" is qualified to be nominated as a candidate for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2015
10 June 2015
The General Direcrorate’s Project on “ Defining the Criteria for Using Recycling Products of the Debris and Construction Waste” is qualified to be nominated as a candidate for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2015 in Luxemburg. The 10. Award Ceremony for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards will be organized in Luxemburg, this year. The numerous public enterprise projects from the EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Serbia, and Turkey are nominated for the Awards.
The preparatory works of the project were started on 17.05.2012 by the Ministry of Environment & Urbanization/General Directorate of Infrastructure and Urban Transformation Services. Initially, the terms of reference and working packages were identified. In the next phase, the project proposal was developed by the Bilateral Cooperation Protocol with the TÜBİTAK-MAM (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). In accordance with the aforementioned protocol, some private sector stakeholders were invited. These stakeholders are İKİZLER Soil and Brick Industry LLC (Kocaeli), AKÇANSA Cement Industry and Commerce Corp. as well as İstanbul Metropolitan Municipal Corporations İSTAÇ Corp, İSTON Corp., and İSFALT Corp. The lab analyses and industrial works were performed in those stakeholders’ amenities.
Based on the findings of the project, a certain amount of debris and construction waste were utilized for the production of cement, bricks, and concrete products such as garden furnitures and pavement materials as well as the construction of a sample road. In order to complete the project successfully, the technical team worked in cooperation with various information and service providers such as municipalities, logistic firms for waste disposals, and construction material producers.
The aformentioned project was declared by the Turkish Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization as a qualifier for the “European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2015” in the category of “Supporting the Effectiveness of Resources and Development of Green Markets” among the 22 local projects applicants in Turkey. Similar to the qualifying process in Turkey, other countries will also nominate their candidates. The award winners will be announced in the “SME Assembly” in Luxemburg in the period of 18-20 November 2015.
We would like to thank for the valuable contributions of the Institute for Construction Materials of the TÜBİTAK-MAM and our project stakeholder namely, İSTAÇ Corp, İSTON Corp, and İSFALT Corp. We would also like to congradulate our technical team (Department of Monitoring and Assessment) which performed the controlling procedures of the project successfully. We wish success and good luck to all distinguished executives and valuable members of the project team for the
“European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2015” will be organized in Luxemburg, in the period of 18-20 November 2015.