A study of litter and waste management policies at (primary) eco-schools in Istanbul


Kayihan K. S. , Tonuk S.

WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH, cilt.30, ss.80-88, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/0734242x10389106
  • Dergi Adı: WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.80-88

Özet

In addition to environmental and economic benefits, systematic application of sustainable waste management in elementary education buildings also makes a positive contribution to the education of future generations. This study examines elementary schools in Istanbul, which are part of the Eco-Schools International Programme. This programme was established in 1994 with European Union support and it aims to introduce environmental management systems into primary schools within the scope of ISO 14001/EMAS. A questionnaire study was administered on the theme of litter management and sustainable waste management within elementary schools located in the Asian and European parts of Istanbul city, and the findings of a field survey were examined. Questionnaire findings were gathered under five themes: litter management, composting of organic waste, re-use of school materials, reducing consumption-selection of recycled products, waste management and sorting of recyclable materials.