Gemlik Shores Are Cleaner!

30 September 2013
Borusan Ocean Volunteers organized a shore cleaning event on Kumsaz on 29th of September Sunday, with participation of Gemlik residents. The event was organized for the second time this year, which was made into a tradition by Borusan's understanding of social responsibility and sustainability; and 228 kilograms of waste was gathered.

Istanbul Borusan Ocean Volunteers organized a shore cleaning event on Kumsaz Beach with participation of Gemlik Deputy Mayor Muharrem Sarı, Gemlik District Governor Cahit Işık and people of Gemlik. In the event organized on 29th September, Sunday, Borusan employees and Gemlik residents made an important contribution to the environment.


The first event was organized last year in July with participation of Gemlik residents, and around 200 kilograms of waste was gathered, thanks to Borusan's care for the environment and the society. With the importance it places on sustainability, Borusan has decided to make this event into a tradition and continued the shore cleaning activity this year with the Kumsaz Beach.

The Kumsaz shore cleaning event started with informing the environment volunteers, organized by the Borusan Ocean Volunteers, composed of Borusan Group employees who create projects according to Borusan's social responsibility principles. In the shore cleaning event conducted afterwards, the volunteers were divided into teams to clean the shore of wastes. After the cleaning, the volunteers created an inventory of the wastes gathered, and 228 kilogram of waste was gathered. Different wastes from car bumpers to fish grills, construction pipes to detergent barrels were gathered. At the end of the event, the wastes were separated into metal, glass, plastic and paper groups and delivered to Gemlik Municipality to be processed in recycling plants.
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