Circular economy is still a new concept in Turkey, so BCSD Turkey carries out activities aimed at increasing the awareness about circular economy. We also desire that, together with the concept, the good practices become more widespread. With these purposes in mind, Materials Marketplace (MM) project is introduced in Turkey. The project received an award within the scope of The Circulars in Davos 2016. In brief, MM is a digital platform created to provide that the raw materials, by-products, surpluses and unused materials which are left over after a company’s production processes constitute the inputs of the production of another company. The project is implemented in our country through the cooperation between BCSD Turkey and the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (the US BCSD), and it is funded for its first two years by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The EBRD included the MM project within the scope of “Near Zero Waste” program, which supports waste reduction projects. The project has the characteristics of a digital initiative by its structure, and it will make a significant contribution to circular economy. Türkiye Materials Marketplace creates a new ‘business-to-business’ model, and thereby, it will radically change traditional recycling models, waste management systems and even the ‘waste’ concept.
Türkiye Materials Marketplace