With the Partnership for a Clean Environment project, which is funded through the Middle East Quick-starter Package I, we have succeeding in making many experts and young people in Karesi more aware of the importance of waste management. However, the transfer of knowledge was not a one-way street, as the German project partners were able to report. They were impressed by the activities in Karesi, for instance an outdoor film evening on the theme of waste, and a waste party at which dedicated stakeholders were shown appreciation for their efforts, and the theme was put firmly in the spotlight.
“We took on board many new ideas from the reports about the rapid implementation of the lessons learned in Turkey,” says Karin Eißele-Kraft. And in her view this was necessary, as the discipline required to avoid and separate waste is unfortunately on the wane once more here in Germany.