We are the Nilüfer city council and we work with our volunteer citizens who care about their living space. There are citizens’ assemblies formed within our body and one of them is the Women Council.
Our women’s council works in the fields of violence against women, women’s rights, women’s employment and women’s projects and innovative projects. One of these works is to provide women with sewing and embroidery training in women’s public education courses, to give them a talent and to enable them to maintain their own lives.
Our women’s council has decided to work on upcycling with volunteer experts and volunteer students who have trained in these courses. Vinyl used in advertisements, promotions and protests were chosen as the target main material. We try to collect all vinyls which we will try to collect all vinyls we can reach by the European Waste Reduction Week.
During the European Waste Reduction Week, we will try to upcycle these vinyls into pencil holders, bags, wallets or other similar materials.
According to our research, only the municipality of the province we are in produces 25.000 m2 of these vinyls per year, and after they are used, all of them go for recycling.
And in our climate education with the Women’s Council, we learned that upcycling is better than recycling. We know that recycling releases carbon and costs more. That’s why our volunteers are ready for this upcycling project.
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