Environmental gains in the collection of packaging waste obtained in Uskudar district by changing the collection type

Avşar Y., Uksal F., Bilgili L.

JOURNAL OF THE AIR & WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, vol.72, no.3, pp.281-293, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10962247.2021.1972054
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, EMBASE, Environment Index, Greenfile, INSPEC, MEDLINE, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-293
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The collection of packaging wastes separately from domestic wastes is a legal requirement and has become a necessity due to the need for raw materials today. Due to the legislative requirements, disruptions in practice constitute an obstacle to create a successful waste management policy. The subject of this study is to provide a system that will help the administrators of the district municipalities who want to collect the packaging wastes with their own means. In Uskudar municipality defined as a pilot area, environmental gains have been achieved by collecting packaging wastes separately from domestic wastes in two different days. The results of the collection of packaging wastes from households separately from domestic wastes were analyzed by separate collection days of district municipalities. Waste characterization studies are carried out, and the evaluation is presented. In this study, it was determined that the environmental gains obtained by changing only the packaging waste collection days yielded important results. The classical collection model, Uskudar Model and the effect of not collecting packaging wastes on ecosystem and people were examined by life cycle analysis.Implications: The importance of the environmental contribution of the proper packaging waste collection system. Environmental contributions provided by recycling only by changing the collection system. Revealing the environmental contributions of the packaging waste collection system through life cycle analysis.