ÇEVKO Foundation has been established in 1991, by the 14 leading packaging, detergent and beverage industrial companies of Turkey. 

The objective of ÇEVKO is to contribute and play a leading role in the establishment of Packaging Waste Recovery System in Turkey, while complying with the related European Union Legislations and with the Principles of Integrated Waste Management. The Principles of Shared Responsibility among the Consumer, Industry, Local and Central Government are the guiding principles of the activities of ÇEVKO.


ÇEVKO Environmental Protection and Packaging Waste Recovery & Recycling Foundation was found  in 1991 by 14 leading companies of Turkey.

Currently 49 large, significant filler, packaged good importer and packaging manufacturer companies are members of ÇEVKO Foundation.

In order to manage the financial issues more efficiently the ÇEVKO Foundation Economic Operations  was found in 1996.  The number of obliged companies signed agreements with CEVKO is 1509 by the end of 2012.

The clients of CEVKO as obliged companies are brand owners, packers, fillers and importers.

By the end of 2012, the number of the employees of ÇEVKO is 26.

Communication Activities

ÇEVKO fulfills its obligations in accordance with the Regulation on the Control of Packaging Waste.  It carries out activities regarding communication, awareness raising and training.  It engages in activities regarding the separate collection of packaging waste with municipal authorities and licensed companies.

In training and publicity activities, professional teams inform consumers about the aim and advantages of separate collection at source, and how they can participate in separate collection activities. Consumers are also reminded that the separate collection of packaging waste is a legal obligation. The target audiences for those activities are residential dwellers, workplace owners, state employees, and primary and secondary school students.

Training and publicity activities are done in the form of door-to-door briefings, building and group meetings, and "training the trainers" sessions. The door-to-door briefings mainly target housewives, children, building managers, and superintendents.

ÇEVKO Foundation believes that training young minds about the recovery of packaging waste by separately collecting packaging waste at source is a significant investment for the future. Motivated by this belief, ÇEVKO Foundation has disseminated consciousness of recovery in students through sessions held by its specialist teams in primary schools between 1991 and 2009.

ÇEVKO Foundation, aims to reach out to young individuals through their teachers and begins doing so in the year 2009-2010. ÇEVKO, has put into practice the project titled "Recovery for the Future", which was approved by Ministry of Education of the Republic of Turkey. know-how and experience transfer on the subject of recovery and recycling have been transferred to teachers through the "Training the Trainer" program within the "Recovery for the Future" project.

ÇEVKO Foundation, has targeted consumers at malls, airports, hotels, restaurants and cinemas where the amount of packaging waste is excessive. Moreover, campaigns on television, radio, social media and outdoor commercials have been used to create awareness at consumers in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.


ÇEVKO Foundation

Cenap Sahabettin Sk. No: 94 Kosuyolu
Kadiköy - Istanbul / Türkiye

Tel:  +90 (216) 428 78 90 - 94
Fax: +90 (216) 428 78 95

Web: http://www.cevko.org.tr/

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