- On Recycling:
According to the data from the Turkish Ministry of Environment, in the year 2005, only 27% of the plastic waste was recycled. The total amount of plastic waste produced in the same year reaches at 500.910 tons. In Istanbul alone, 10.000 tons of waste are produced everyday. In a year the number reaches at 3,5 m tons. The rate of recycling of this amount stays only at 18%.
- On Women’s Employment:
Women’s population comprises 49% of the whole Turkish population. Only 1 out of 4 women is into the official work force, which is equal to 25% of the women population in Turkey. The rate of undeclared work is very high in the country, reaching at 75% which means that all the women working are not under a social securtiy scheme.
A realistic wage
We offer regular work to around 40 women in Ayvalik, who have a real passion for their work and are highly committed to çöp(m)adam. All of our women are working in healthy and hygienic surroundings and are paid a fair wage. The fact that we are in a position to guarantee regular employment means that our women are able to make significant contributions when it comes to providing suistainability for their families and communities.