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    Zekie Tasim

    A pilot project in Turkey where more 1000 people will be trained how to collect and separate their waste, to minimize their refuse and to ensure more clear environment . The results from the training will help for minimizing the pollution in rivers and marrine waters. Local people in target areas will be trained to collect their wastes separately and to use materials that could be recycled and re-used. The concept of the training will be don’t make wastes. Particularly in 39 villages of Kirklareli Region, Turkey received training regarding how to separate their waste and with the properly infrastructure will ensure properly transportation of these separated wastes. The trainings have been finalized in all 39 villages and has reached the amount of people as targeted within the Application Form. The integrated management system will work on the base of elaborated special ICT program – This program has been supplied and is being developed at the moment. The ICT program has been active since September 2021 in this reporting period. By this integrated management system will be ensured minimum recycling/gaining of the waste by protecting the environment and protecting of the underwater and above ground water that are being polluted.

    Ruth Sutton

    InCommOn-Innovative Communities Onwards- runs Zero-Waste pilot projects in 3 cities in Greece, utilising coffee-drinking as the vehicle for public education and behaviour change. Called ‘KaFsimo’, it is a community-based project for education through praxis. It collects ‘spent’-coffee grounds from over 80 cafes and processes it into organic fertiliser and bio-energy. The ‘hook’ of a daily cup of coffee is the means to engage the public and promote habit change with regard to reducing organic waste in general. Cafe owners and staff are trained, through this project, on organic waste separation and also how to educate the public. It is an innovative methodology to promote the ecological management of organic waste, through the means of coffee drinking!

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    Ruth Sutton

    InCommOn-Innovative Communities Onwards-implements a Zero-Waste project in Thessaloniki, Greece which works towards Zero-Waste through empowering the public to act. Called ‘Kyklos’ (‘Circle’), it is a lab for circularity and community activation through co-design and collective action. Kyklos carries out research and community-building projects, creative, critical-thinking environmental education in schools and community empowerment through a variety of public activities around issues of circularity. Through the principle of working with the community on projects by and for them (rather than imposing top-down information campaigns), Kyklos provides the tools and space for all members of the community to engage in zero-waste activities that are co-designed by and with the community. In this way, habit change towards zero-waste behaviours are more likely to be successful and participants in Kyklos’ activities are empowered to be multipliers of the zero-waste habits in their own social circles.

    Ruth Sutton

    InCommOn – Innovative Communities Onwards-carries out a Zero-Waste project in Athens, Greece called ‘FoodTreasure’. It is an environmental education project which works with young people on the adoption of good practices about organic waste via practical and critical thinking education in schools. Working with teachers, parents, pupils and the school community, FoodTreasure empowers young people to make the changes they want to see-in their homes, school and among their peer-groups.


    “Just Go Zero Tilos” is a program that aims to reduce waste in the island of Tilos. The concept is that all waste produced in Tilos is collected and managed in a fully circular way in order to eliminate its environmental footprint. Τhis will be succeeded by training the residents to sort at the source, while the waste is collected door to door. The interesting part is that the program – implemented in a tourist destination – tries to spread the zero waste philosophy not only to its permanent residents but also to occasional visitors. Thus, information is provided to visitors about how to dispose waste during their stay on the island, and appropriate equipment is provided as well. This practice could be a paradigm towards the direction of sustainable tourism.


    The schools in the municipality of Tsarevo have successfully replaced the plastic bottles and cups used by students with reusable chrome-nickel cups.
    The pilot initiative for the region was also accompanied by an informational and educational campaign among lockal children and is part of the activity of the project to raise public awareness on the topic: Zero plastic in schools.
    The goal is not only to reduce the use of single-use plastic products and the generation of waste, but also to make this a sustainable trend by educating children in a responsible attitude to the environment.


    @Tsarevo Municipality, that’s an amazing initiative. The switch to reusable cups should be adopted and encouraged by the parents and the teachers as well, in order for it to be sustainable!

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