Turkey Circular Economy Platform 

Since 2016, we as BCSD Turkey and EBRD have joined forces to create awareness and accelerate the transition to circular economy in Turkey by providing tools and technical support that enable businesses to move away from the traditional ineffective way/concept to a more powerful way of doing business. The journey started with Turkey Materials Marketplace that was instrumental in creating an ecosystem around circular economy.

Through the course of the past 4 years we felt the need to create a space where anything and everything on circular economy is explained in detail. With the establishment of Turkey Circular Economy Platform we aim to provide practical solutions, incentives, news and opportunities in the field of circular economy.

The platform at hand includes a knowledge hub, an e-commerce platform (Turkey Materials Marketplace), measurement tools, and offers training, financial opportunities, and consultancy services for companies that are truly looking to accelerate their transition to circular.

We believe this joint effort will support businesses to identify opportunities and provide solutions to turn them into reality.

About BCSD Turkey

Business Council for Sustainable Development Turkey (BCSD Turkey) is the global network partner of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

BCSD Turkey was established in 2004 to contribute to better understanding, adoption and implementation of the basic principles of sustainable development in Turkey. Our purpose is to increase the awareness of businesses about sustainable development and to extend their influence. With this purpose in mind, we focus our activities on the  five main areas within the framework of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, and we work with the leader companies of Turkey on sustainability.

About EBRD

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was established in 1991 as an international financial institution to support the countries of central and Eastern Europe in transitioning to market economy after the collapse of communism in the region. EBRD is currently active in nearly 40 countries from central Europe to central Asia and the southern and eastern Mediterranean, plus the West Bank and Gaza. EBRD's shareholders are 69 countries from five continents plus the European Union and the European Investment Bank.

In 2015, the EBRD adopted the Green Economy Transition (GET) approach to put investments that bring environmental benefits at the heart of its mandate. The objective is to increase the financing of projects that advance the transition to an environmentally sustainable, low-carbon economy, and help prevent economies from being locked into a carbon-intensive, polluting pathway that depletes natural assets.