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									From the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Official Gazette of 30 July 2004 and No 25538 )

                               REGULATION ON
                   PACKAGING AND PACKAGING WASTE CONTROL


                             PART ONE
    PURPOSE, SCOPE, LEGAL BASIS, DEFINITIONS, GENERAL PRINCIPLES

         Purpose

         Article 1- The purpose of this Regulation is;
         a) To provide production of packages with certain environmental criteria,
            requirements and characteristics,
         b) To prevent direct and indirect release of package wastes causing environmental
            damage,
         c) First of all to prevent formation of package wastes and to reduce the amount of
            those, which cannot be prevented, by means of reuse, recycling and recovery
            methods,
         d) To establish necessary technical and administrative standards in the management
            of package wastes and to determine principles, policies and programs and legal,
            administrative and technical basis in this regard.

        Scope
        Article 2- This regulation includes all the packages and package wastes offered in the
domestic market regardless of the materials used (plastic, metal, glass, paper-cardboard,
composite etc.) and the resource of the waste (domestic, commercial, industrial and all kinds
of offices).

       Legal Basis
       Article 3- This regulation is prepared in accordance with the articles 1, 3, 8, 11 and 12
of the Law on Environment numbered 2872, and the articles 1, 2 and 9 of the Law on the
Organization and Duties of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry numbered 4856.

         Definitions
         Article 4- The following terms in this Regulation shall bear the meanings given
below.

         The Ministry: Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

        Package: All the products made of any material used for the transport, preserving,
storing and marketing of all kinds of products, during the process when the product is offered
to the consumer or user.

        Sales Package (Primary Package): The package, which is presented at the sales
point so as to offer any product to the end user and which is defined as a sales unit and which
is purchased together with the product.




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       Outer Package (Secondary Package): Packages, which are designed to hold more
than one sales package together and which do not cause any change in any characteristic of
the product when removed.

         Transport Package (Third Package): Packages, which are used with the aim to
prevent damage of the sales or outer package during transport and storage processes, to
facilitate handling during the transport of the product from the producer to the seller and to
carry out storage (Transport Packages do not include containers used in land, railway, marine
and airway transportation)

       Composite: Packages, which are made of different materials, which cannot be
separated into its components manually.

        Package waste: Wastes that stem from the use of sales, outer and transport packages
of the marketed products and that have an economic value and that should be collected,
reused, recycled and recovered in accordance with the purpose of this regulation.

       Management of Package Wastes: All the processes such as; separate collection of
package wastes at source within a particular system, transport, , reuse, recycling, recovery,
disposal etc. of package wastes.

       Management Plan of Package Wastes: A detailed action plan defining the works to
be carried out in order to ensure performance of the activities within the scope of the
management of package wastes in accordance with the environment, including the persons
and methods to be used in these works.

        Prevention: Beginning from the package design process to the production, marketing,
distribution, use, becoming waste and disposal processes; reduction of the damage caused to
the environment in terms of quantity and quality by using clean products and technologies.


       Reuse: Refill of the package without exposing to any process other than collection
and cleaning until it is impossible to reuse it within its own lifetime or use of the package for
the same purpose within the same form until its lifetime is over.

       Recycling: Reprocess of package wastes within a production process for its original
purpose or another (including organic recycling, but excluding energy recovery).

      Recovery: Recycling, burning in order to gain energy and reuse of package wastes by
means of physical, chemical and biological methods, including reuse and recycling.

      Material Recovery: Recovery of package wastes into economy (as raw materials) by
means of just physical processes without resorting to any chemical or biological processes.

       Energy Recovery: Use of combustible package wastes in energy generation by means
of burning either single or together with other wastes with the aim to provide heat recovery.

       Organic Recycling: Controlled decomposition of biologically decomposable parts of
package wastes in an environment with or without oxygen by means of microorganisms so as
to provide compost or methane gas.

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      Recovery Facility: Facilities such as; collection-sorting, reuse, recycling, recovery,
compost, burning etc., which are established with the aim to reduce the environmental
damage or to benefit from these wastes.

       Collection and sorting:       Collection of the package wastes and sorting thereof
according to their types.

       Collection-sorting Facility: Facilities, in which package wastes are collected together
and sorted according to their types.

      Recycling Facility: Facilities established in order to carry out recycling processes of
package wastes.

        Pre-license: The document declaring conformity of the projects of facilities to be
established by real or legal entities that wish to carry out activities so as to collect, sort or
recycle package wastes with the environment and human health.

         Temporary working permit: The certificate showing the duration of activity of the
facilities with pre-license under the supervision of the Ministry so as to certify that the
facilities in question are operated in accordance with this Regulation.

      License: The document certifying that the collection-sorting and recycling facilities,
which are granted with temporary working permits, have sufficient experts and technical
equipment and they have taken all kinds of measures with regard to the environment and
human health.

        Disposal: Processes of separate collection of package wastes at source, reuse,
recycling and recovery of package wastes and turning them into harmless wastes.

       Economic Enterprises: Producers and marketers of the packages.

       Target: The ratio of the weight amount of packages, which are required to be
recovered within the scope of the regulation, to the amount of packages marketed.

       Package Producer: The producers of the packaging materials and the packages, and
the suppliers of the packaging materials to the marketers or the importers of such packaging
materials or packages.

        Marketers: Real or legal entities that produce and develop products to be offered to
the market by filling and/or packing in the packages mentioned in this regulation, that
introduce themselves as the producer by giving the name, trademark or sign to the product; or
the representative and/or importer authorized by the producer, in the event that the producer is
out of Turkey.

       Offering to the Market: Activity carried out so as to put the packaged product in the
market with or without charge with the aim of procurement or use.

        Authorized Institution: Non-profit institutions authorized by the Ministry to achieve
the recovery targets stated in this regulation on behalf of the economic enterprises.

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       Sales Point: Sales locations such as; stores, markets, supermarkets, hypermarkets etc.
possessing a closed area of more than two hundred m2 where packaged products are sold at
whole sales and/or retail sales.

       Recoverable Package Symbol: The symbol composing of three circular arrows
following each other (Annex – 3)

       Package Producer Application Form: The Form to be used by the package
producers in the applications for the Ministry. (Annex –4 )

       Marketer Application Form: The Form to be used by the marketers in the
applications for the Ministry. (Annex – 5)

      Package Commission: The commission that is formed to assess the practices of
package waste recovery and that is chaired by the Ministry.
      General Principles
      Articles 5- Principles regarding the management of package wastes are as follows;

       a) Beginning from the package design process to the production, marketing,
          distribution, use, becoming waste and disposal processes; the harm given to the
          environment should be reduced in terms of quantity and quality by using clean
          products and technologies.
       b) Package producers are responsible for the production of the packaging materials in
          compliance with reuse, recycling and recovery and for the production of said
          materials in line with the limit values of the heavy metals stipulated in the Article
          14 and with the basic conditions stated in Annex-1.
       c) The packages must be labeled by the producers during production process and by
          the marketers during packaging process.
       d) Packages available for use is preferred to control the one way package use and the
          wastes thereof.
       e) Direct or indirect release of package wastes causing environmental damage and
          their disposal by storing in landfill sites are prohibited.
       f) Persons, institutions/organizations responsible for the management of package
          wastes, have the liability to take necessary precautions in order to reduce the
          possible harmful effects of these wastes on the environment and human health.
       g) Package wastes should be minimized at source; in case of inevitable production of
          waste, first of all reuse, recycling and recovery should be provided.
       h) The consumers are responsible for the accumulation of packaging wastes at source
          separate from the other wastes and for the preparation of the said wastes for
          collection.
       i) Package wastes should be collected separately at source in order to establish a
          healthy recovery system.
       j) Marketers marketing their products in packages are liable to ensure recycling and
          recovery of package wastes stemming from the use of their products and to meet
          the costs to this aim.
       k) Package producers/marketers are responsible for the environmental pollution and
          deterioration caused by package wastes. .



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      l) Expenditures made for the reduction of all kinds of environmental damages
      stemming from the management of package wastes should be born to the real and
      legal entities responsible for the management of these wastes.

                               PART TWO
                DUTIES, AUTHORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

      Duties and Authorities of the Ministry
      Article 6- The Ministry has the following responsibilities;

      a) To determine the program and policies with regard to the collection, reuse,
         recycling, recovery and disposal of package wastes; to ensure cooperation and
         coordination as regards the implementation of this Regulation; to take
         administrative precautions; to issue notifications, if necessary; to carry out
         necessary audits
      b) To determine recycling/recovery targets of package wastes in general and material
         terms
      c) To define the principles as regards the authorization of institutions/organizations
         that will carry out the collection, reuse, recycling and recovery activities on behalf
         of the economic enterprises, which are held responsible in this regulation; to
         evaluate the applications to be made in this regard and to authorize if deemed
         appropriate; to audit the authorized institutions, to ensure application of necessary
         sanction in case of contradictions with the relevant regulations and to terminate the
         authorization, if necessary
      d) To grant pre-licenses, temporary working permits and licenses and to renew the
         license to the recovery facilities; to audit their activities; to ensure application of
         necessary sanction in case of contradictions with the relevant regulations and if
         necessary, to terminate the pre-license, temporary working permit and license
      e) To assign code numbers to be written on the packages marketed
      f) To call the package commission to meet when necessary, to chair the commission
         and to carry out the secretariat procedures
      g) To inspect documents to be submitted to the Ministry by the enterprises, which are
         responsible to do so within the scope of this regulation
      h) To encourage the use of recycled products


      Measures to be taken by the Civil Administration
      Article7- The senior civil administration of the location shall take the below
mentioned necessary measures

      a) To ensure coordination among the municipalities, economic enterprises or
         authorized institutions for the separate collection of the packaging wastes at
         source.
      b) To inform the Ministry on the recovery facilities and economic enterprises, which
         carry out activities in the province
      c) To monitor and audit the activities of the recovery facilities, which are granted
         with temporary working permit or license; to ensure application of necessary
         sanction in case of contradictions with the relevant regulations
      d) To send the applications related to the recovery facilities to be established to the
         Ministry.

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e) To encourage the use of recovered products together with the economic enterprises
   or authorized institutions

Measures to be taken by the Civil Administrations
Article 8- The Civil Administrations shall take the below given necessary measures ;
a) Special Provincial Administrations
       1) To approve package wastes management plan to be prepared by the
           economic enterprises or the authorized institutions for the separate
           collection of the package wastes outside the Municipal and …….borders.
       2) To take the necessary measures related to the recovery facilities granted
           temporary work permit or license by the Ministry.

       b) Municipalities1) To prepare/to have some other party prepare the
          management plan of package wastes together with the economic
          enterprises or authorized institutions, and to approve the plans to be
          prepared. 2) To collect the package wastes or to have the package wastes
          collected separately at source together with the economic enterprises or
          authorized institutions.
       3) To support the activities to be carried out by the economic enterprises or
          authorized institutions concerning the separate collection of the package
          wastes at source.
       4) To establish facilities or to have facilities established to carry out sorting
          activities of the package wastes collected separately at source or to benefit
          from such existent facilities.

       5) To take the necessary measures not to include package wastes in domestic
            waste collection vehicles.
       6) To take the necessary measures not to accept package wastes in landfill sites
            7) To send information about the separate collection works to the
            Ministry until the end of February each year.
       8) To have the necessary measures to be taken related to the recovery facilities
            granted temporary work permit or license from the Ministry.

Responsibilities of Package Producers
Article 9- Package producers have the following responsibilities;

a) To make production with the least waste and environmental damage possible
   starting from the design process to use and after-use stages
b) To design, produce and market the package material appropriate for reuse,
   recycling or recovery

c) To abide by the limit values stated in the article 14 and to meet the basic
   conditions stated in Annex-1 during the production of packages
d) To put the recoverable package symbol (Annex-3) and the numbers and
   abbreviations presented in Annex-2 on the packages according to their types
e) To collect, recycle and recover the package wastes in line with this Regulation in
   the name of the marketers, to take the necessary measures accordingly, to establish
   collection and recovery systems or to have such systems established, to meet the
   related expenses and to document the said activities.


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       f) To fill in the “Package Producer Application Form” presented in Annex-4,
          including information about the packages they marketed last year and to submit
          the said form to the Ministry until the end of February.
       Responsibilities of Marketers
       Article 10- Marketers have the following responsibilities;

       a) During the packaging process of the products, to use packages, which will produce
          waste in the least amount possible and which will be the easiest and most
          economical to recycle and recover,
       b) During the packaging process of the products, to prefer packages that will be
          suitable for reuse,
       c) To recollect, reuse, recycle and recover the packages they have marketed in
          accordance with the targets stated in this regulation; to take necessary precautions
          in this regard; to establish/to have some other party establish the collection and
          recovery system and to present the package wastes management plan including
          these activities to the Ministry,
       d) To work in cooperation and coordination with Municipalities in separate collection
          of package wastes at source,
       e) To meet the expenditures related to the collection, recycling, recovery and disposal
          of the packages,
       f) To put the recoverable package symbol and code number to be assigned by the
          Ministry or the symbol of the authorized institution that the product belongs, on
          the labels of the packages offered to the market,
       g) To work with recovery facilities, which have been granted with temporary
          working permits or licenses by the Ministry, so as to achieve the targets set forth
          by the Ministry
       h) To fill in the “Marketer Application Form” (Annex-5) about the products they
          marketed in the previous year and to submit the said form to the Ministry until the
          end of February every year.
       Responsibilities of Sales Points
       Article 11- Sales points have the following responsibilities;

       a) To establish collection points in order to ensure separate collection of wastes from
          the end consumers and their classification according to their types, with the aim to
          perform recovery of package wastes,
       b) To work together with the relevant municipalities, authorized institutions, recovery
          facilities granted with temporary working permits or licenses by the Ministry so as
          to ensure the collection of package wastes and recovery of the collected materials,
       c) Not to sell the packaged products that do not bear the recoverable package symbol
          and code number assigned by the Ministry or the symbol of the authorized
          institution that the product belongs.

                                     PART THREE
                   Provisions Related To The Production Of Packages
        Prevention
        Article 12- Beginning from the package design process to the production, marketing,
distribution, use, becoming waste and disposal processes; environmental damage should be
reduced in terms of quantity and quality by means of clean products and technologies. To this
end, heavy metal contents and unit weights of the packages to be produced will be minimized


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without distorting the function of the package and without negatively affecting the required
health, cleaning and safety conditions.

        Main Conditions
        Article 13- Package producers are responsible to design and produce the packages so
as to ensure that they will be reusable, recoverable, and recyclable and they will give the least
environmental damage possible during the management and disposal stages covering the
abovementioned processes.

       Except for packages with no alternatives, marketing and import of packages, which
technically cannot be recovered or recycled, are prohibited.

        Packages to be produced and used in the country and those to be imported have to
comply with the main conditions stated in Annex-1.
        Heavy Metal Concentrations
        Article 14- Package raw material producers, auxiliary material producers and package
producers other than glass will take necessary measures so as to ensure that the total
intensities of lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium - plus six that can be present in the packages
and package derivatives they produce, do not exceed 250 ppm in weight in the first two years
following the issue of the Regulation, and they do not exceed 100 ppm in three years.

       As regards glass package production, on the condition that every glass kiln is analyzed
separately, the monthly averages of total heavy metal analyses to be carried out in successive
twelve months on representative samples, cannot exceed 200 ppm level.
       These levels are not valid for products completely made of high lead or lead crystal
glass.

       Marking of Packages in the Production Process

         Article 15- Packages have to be marked during the production process in order to
facilitate recollection, reuse and recovery and to inform the consumer.

        Package producers are obliged to put the recoverable package symbol (Annex-3)
together with the abbreviation of the package type and the number indicating type of the
material, on the packages they produce. On the center of this symbol, the number indicating
the material type of the package and below the symbol, the abbreviation in capital letters
indicating the type of the material should be written.

       The numbering system to be used is composed of the numbers and abbreviations,
which stipulate 1-19 for plastics, 20-39 for paper and cardboard, 40-49 for metals, 50-59 for
wood, 60-69 for textiles, 70-79 for glass, 80-99 for composites (Annex-2).

       Markings should be on the package, clearly visible and legible, and they will be
durable and lasting even after the package is opened. If the marking cannot be put on the
package because of technical reasons, it will be put on the label by the marketer.

       Obligation of Notification for Package Producers
       Article 16- Package producers have the responsibility to fill in the “Package Producer
Application Form” (Annex-4) and to send the said form to the Ministry until the end of
February every year. In this form, package producers shall provide information about the

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type, production and sales amounts of the packages produced in the previous year and the
buyer firms.

                                      PART FOUR
                        Recycling And Recovery Of Package Wastes

       Responsibility of Recycling and Recovery
       Article 17- Real or legal entities, who produce products to be marketed by filling or
packing in the packages within the scope of this Regulation and those who introduce
themselves as the producer by giving their names, trademarks or signs to the products and if
the producer is out of Turkey, representatives or importers authorized by the producer, are
responsible to recollect and recover the sales, outer and transport packages defined in this
Regulation in accordance with the targets stated in Article 18 and to document the said
processes to the Ministry.

       Package producers may also undertake the responsibility of recovery for package
wastes on behalf of the marketers by establishing a system. Marketers and package producers
included within this system are jointly responsible for the achievement of recovery targets.

       Economic enterprises that have been assigned responsibility by this Regulation can
come together and form a non-profit legal entity in order to achieve the recovery targets, to
meet related expenditures, to carry out training and other related activities. Upon
authorization of the said legal entity by the Ministry, economic enterprises, which sign
contracts with this entity, which carry out their responsibilities therein and which contribute to
the expenditures, can transfer their responsibility of collection and recovery to this entity.
Authorized institutions and economic enterprises included in this system are jointly
responsible for achieving the recovery targets.

         The abovementioned economic enterprises that have been assigned responsibility by
this Regulation and authorized institutions are obliged to work with and use the recovery
facilities, which have been granted with temporary working permits or licenses during the
achievement of the recovery targets.

        Economic enterprises or authorized institutions can sign contracts with municipalities,
sales points, recovery facilities that are granted with temporary working permits or licenses so
as to ensure separate collection of package wastes at source.


       Recovery Targets
       Article 18- The responsible economic enterprises have the liability to recover at least
60% of their package wastes in terms of weight, within ten years after the date when this
Regulation is put into force.

        Within this general aim and within the said time period, recovery rates as regards the
years in terms of weights of package wastes are presented below.




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                                            Recovery Rates (%)
Package Type          2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Glass                  32    35     37     40     43    45      48      52    56      60
Plastic                32    35     37     40     43    45      48      52    56      60
Metal                  30    33     35     38     42    45      48      52    56      60
Paper/Cardboard 20           30     35     38     42    45      48      52    56      60
Composite*
        (*) Regarding the recovery of composite packages, the ratio of the material, which is
included in the component of the unit package and which has the highest quantity in terms of
weight, is taken as basis.

       In the identification of recovery ratios, recovery amounts will taken as basis until the
end of the year 2006; and beginning from 2007, the net amount of the collected package
wastes that have been ready to be offered to the production process as raw materials will be
taken as basis.

         Requirements Demanded from Institutions to be Authorized
         Article 19- Institutions to be authorized by the Ministry are obliged to ensure that the
share of the amount of packages marketed by the economic enterprises they represent is
minimum 30% in total production or the share is at least 20% for each material type, provided
that all the material types are included, or minimum 30% for single material type.

        Institutional, technical and financial requirements to be met by the institutions that
will be authorized, and related procedures and principles shall be determined by the Ministry.

         Audit of the Authorized Institutions and Termination of Authorization
         Article 20- The Ministry shall audit the activities of the institutions, to which it has
granted the authority of recycling and recovery on behalf of the economic enterprises and
shall monitor the collection, recycling and recovery targets and amounts. The authorized
institution shall inform the collection and recovery figures according to the material types, to
the Ministry at intervals to be determined by the Ministry. If the authorized institution can no
longer meet the authorization requirements or if it is revealed that it cannot carry out its
responsibilities, the Ministry shall give official notice for the performance of responsibilities
by declaring a time limit of six months at maximum and shall inform the situation to the
member economic enterprises. If the institution fails to meet the authorization requirements
and/or it fails to carry out the said responsibilities, the Ministry shall terminate the permit and
authorization granted, and the responsibilities shall be met by the relevant economic
enterprises.

        Compulsory Deposit Application
        Article 21- If the economic enterprises, which are assigned responsibility by this
Regulation and which are mentioned in Article 17, cannot meet the recovery ratios stated in
Article 18; shall perform recovery in the following year in ten percent more than the ratios
they lacked in addition to the targets identified for that year. If the economic enterprises
cannot achieve the targets stipulated for that year as well, they shall be subject to the
compulsory deposit application in the following year. If the said enterprises achieve the
recovery targets set forth that particular year, then they turn back to the recovery application
without any deposit. If the recovery targets cannot be met once again, the enterprises shall be
subject to the deposit application for five years.
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        Enterprises using more than one package type shall be subject to the deposit
application only for the package type, recovery responsibility of which could not be met.
Deposit is valid at all the stages of sales. Deposit amount is paid by the sellers to those, who
return back the empty packages. It is obligatory for the sales points and marketers to receive
back the collected empty packages.

        Marking of Packages by the Marketers
        Article 22 – With the aim to indicate that the package wastes produced at the end of it
use are included in the collection and recovery system and to inform the consumers, marking
of product labels by the marketers is compulsory.

        Marketers are obliged to put the recoverable package symbol (Annex-3) together with
the code number assigned by the Ministry or the symbol of the authorized institution on the
labels. If the marketer enterprise is going to collect and recover the wastes of the packages it
has used by its own means, it has to put the code number given by the Ministry below the said
symbol; if the enterprise is included within the scope of a collection and recovery system,
which is authorized by the Ministry, it has to put the symbol of the relevant system on the
label of its product.

       If the marking that should be made by the package producer during the production
process cannot be performed due to technical reasons, the abbreviation indicating the type of
the package and the number belonging to that particular type shall be indicated on the label by
the marketer.

        Markings shall be on the label, clearly visible and legible, and they will be durable and
lasting even after the package is opened. Labels to be used will be produced and stuck with
materials that will not negatively affect the recovery.

        Marketing of packages and products, which do not bear the recoverable package
symbol and the code given by the Ministry or the symbol of its relevant collection and
recovery system, is prohibited. Package producers and/or marketers acting in contradiction
with this rule are jointly responsible as per the provisions of this Regulation.

        Obligation of Notification
        Article 23- Marketers of packaged products have the responsibility to fill in the
Marketer Application Form (Annex-5) and to submit it to the Ministry until the end of
February every year. By means of these forms, marketers are liable to notify the products,
which have been produced, filled or packed or imported as already filled in the previous year,
and the type, production and sales amounts of the packages of these products and to present
and declare the package wastes management plan including the information, documents, plans
and projects related with the collection, handling, reuse, recycling, recovery or disposal of
package wastes to the Ministry. The Ministry can ask for further information and documents
if necessary.

        On the other hand, economic enterprises, which carry out their recycling and recovery
responsibilities by means of an institution authorized by the Ministry, are liable to regularly
notify their production and sales information to the said institution. The authorized institution
shall send the data regarding the production and sales amounts of the economic enterprises,


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with which it has signed a contract for recycling and recovery purposes, collectively to the
Ministry.

         Obligation of Documentation
         Article 24- Economic enterprises have the responsibility to send the information and
documents as regards the activities they have carried out for the collection, reuse, recycling
and recovery to the Ministry until the end of February every year. Documents to be requested
for this aim shall be determined by the Ministry.

         On the other hand, documentation of the authorized institutions, which have
undertaken the collection, recycling and recovery responsibilities on behalf of the economic
enterprises, shall be determined within the framework of the authorization principles and
criteria.

        Correctness of Notifications and Documentations
        Article 25- The Ministry shall review the notifications and documentations and shall
audit the activities. In case the notifications and documentations are proved to be false,
necessary actions shall be carried out on the relevant enterprises according to the related
legislation provisions.

                                       PART FIVE
                     Separate Collection Of Package Wastes At Source

        Separate Collection of Package Wastes at Source
        Article 26- Package wastes shall be collected and stored separately from the other
wastes at source in order to ensure their disposal without causing any environmental damage,
to reduce environmental pollution, to ensure maximum facilitation of solid waste storage sites
and to contribute to the economy.

        Separate Storage Obligation of Waste Producers
        Article 26- Consumers have the liability to store package wastes resulting from
consumption, separately from other the wastes and to make them ready to be given to the
collection system as required by the municipality or authorized institution, regardless of the
material used (plastic, metal, glass, paper-cardboard, composite and similar materials) and the
resource (domestic, industrial, commercial, business).

         The management of single apartment buildings and apartment blocks will take
necessary measures regarding the storage of package wastes separately from other wastes and
giving them to the collection system as required by the municipality or authorized institutions.
         Measures will also be taken by relevant managements as regards the separate
collection of package wastes at locations, where the consumer traffic is very high and high
amounts of package wastes are produced, such as; schools, universities, public enterprises and
institutions, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, buffets, inter-city bus terminals, airports, railway
stations, ports, health institutions, sport halls, business centers and malls, stadiums etc.

       The managements at organized industry areas, industry sites, free zones will take
necessary measures for separate collection of the said wastes.

        Touristic facility enterprises, which fall outside the municipality borders, are also
liable to store their package wastes resulting from consumption separately form the other

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wastes and to make them ready to be given to the collection system as required by the
authorized institutions.

       Packages of pharmaceutical products and medicines consumed domestically apart
from health institutions shall also be collected separately together with the other package
wastes on the condition that they are not contaminated.

         Obligation of Separate Collection of Package Wastes
         Article 28- Within the borders of provincial municipalities, the provincial
municipalities; in districts that are outside the borders of provincial municipalities and
metropolitan municipalities, district municipalities and municipalities; and in metropolises,
district and first level municipalities are liable to separately collect and/or to ensure separate
collection of domestic and commercial package wastes produced as a result of consumption
together with economic enterprises, authorized institutions and firms granted with temporary
working permits or licenses; not to receive package wastes in domestic waste collection
vehicles; to take necessary measures in this regard and to impose sanctions if necessary.

        In metropolises, the metropolitan municipalities shall take necessary measures so as to
ensure that the package wastes are collected separately at source in accordance with the
principles and procedures stated in this Regulation, to ensure coordination between district
and first level municipalities and to ensure that guiding decisions are taken in this regard.

         For the separate collection of package wastes at source, municipalities shall prepare
package wastes management plan together with economic enterprises or authorized
institutions.

       Within the framework of separate collection of package wastes at source,
municipalities shall cooperate with economic enterprises, which have been granted the
recovery responsibility by this Regulation, or authorized institutions, which have undertaken
the recovery responsibility on behalf of the said enterprises. Legal, technical and financial
aspects of this cooperation shall be set forth by contracts to be signed between the
municipalities and economic enterprises and authorized institutions.

       Economic enterprises or authorized institutions have the responsibility to take back or
have some other party take back the package wastes, which have been separately collected or
have been ensured to be collected by the municipalities.

         If activities with regard to separate collection at source are not carried out by
municipalities, the wastes shall be collected and regained to the economy by means of
organizations, which are formed and executed by economic enterprises, authorized
institutions or recovery enterprises, which have been granted with temporary working permits
or licenses,within the permit of the municipality.


       Acceptance and storage of package wastes, that are included within the scope of this
Regulation, at solid waste landfill areas are prohibited.

       Municipalities shall provide assistance to the other persons and institutions collecting
and recovering package wastes and recovery facilities that have been granted temporary
working permits or licenses and shall indicate appropriate work sites where they can work

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together. These sites shall be indicated and marked on the municipality development plans
and infrastructure services thereof shall be prioritized.

        Separate Storage of Package Wastes at Sales Points
        Article 29- Stores, markets, supermarkets, hypermarkets, malls and similar sales
points having a closed area larger than 200 m2, selling packaged products at wholes sales
and/or retail have the responsibility to establish collection points to ensure separate collection
of these package wastes from the end consumer in order to achieve their recovery and to
ensure their classification according to their types, to work together and sign contracts with
the relevant municipalities, recovery facilities and/or authorized institutions granted with
temporary working permits or licenses in order to ensure recovery of the collected materials.

        Sales points are also responsible to take necessary measures so as to minimize the use
of plastic bags. Production of plastic bags that are not compliant to the national standards is
prohibited.

        Separate Collection of Outer Packages
        Article 30- Those, who offer the products to sale in outer packages, have to remove
them while presenting to the customer or they have to ensure that the packages are removed
by the buyer at sales point or a location belonging to the sales point and that they are returned
free of charge.

       If the outer packages of the products are not removed by the seller, a statement shall
be put at the exit of the cash registers so that everybody can read and understand that the
packages can be removed and left at the sales point or a location belonging to the sales point.

        The seller has to place containers and the like, in which the customer can leave the
outer package, at the sales point or at a location belonging to the sales point, where the
customer can clearly see and reach. While carrying out this service, packages should be
classified according to their material types in separate groups.

      The seller has to submit the packages to the separate collection system other than the
domestic wastes collection systems so as to ensure reuse or recycling.

       Consumers buying the products in outer packages have the responsibility to make
ready the outer packages after use together with the other package wastes to be submitted to
separate collection system at source or they have the responsibility to bring them to the
separate collection points at the sales points as stated in article 29.

       Separate Collection Systems
       Article 31- Separate collection systems shall be determined and implemented in
accordance with the demographical, geographical and socio-economic structure of the region.

        All kinds of equipment related with the collection of package wastes at source shall be
in blue; only the boxes to be used for the collection of glass package wastes shall be green
and/or white. Package wastes to be separately collected and those that should not be put in the
separate collection equipment, shall be indicated on the equipment, especially on the package
wastes separate collection plastic bags and boxes, both in writing and with figures. Vehicles
to be used in the collection and transport of package wastes will bear the statement “package
wastes collection vehicle” and package wastes to be separately collected and those that should

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not be put in will be mentioned in writing and with figures. These statements and figures shall
be in sizes that are easily legible and visible.

       Separate Collection of Transport Packages
       Article 32- The marketers are obliged to receive back the transport packages after they
are used and to collect them separately in order to allow the reuse or reevaluation of the
materials.

        Recovery of Collected Package Wastes
        Article 33- It is obliged that the package wastes are recovered and reused in the
production process so as to protect natural resources, maintain sustainable production,
decrease the amount of wastes to be stored and create economic value.
        Information For the Consumers
        Article 34- The economic enterprises and authorized institutions, which are held
responsible by this Regulation, are liable to inform the consumers on the collection and
recovery systems of package wastes; their roles on the separate collection at source, reuse,
recycling and recovery of the said wastes and meanings of the markings on the packaging
materials currently used in the market and on separate collection of package wastes at source.

        Training
        Article 35- The Ministry, the most senior civil administrator of the area,
municipalities, economic enterprises, authorized institutions and sales points have to execute
and coordinate training activities or to participate in or contribute to such activities aiming at
informing the consumers and the public and increasing awareness on separate collection at
source, reuse, recycling and recovery of package wastes and relevant systems used to this end.


                                     PART SIX
           Pre-Licensing And Licensing Of Package Waste Recovery Facilities

       Pre-licensing
       Article 36 – The real and legal entities willing to recover package wastes within the
scope of this Regulation have to apply to the Ministry for pre-license and license.

         The real and legal entities willing to work in the recovery field and to establish
facilities to this end shall apply to the Ministry with all the plans, projects, reports, technical
data, explanations and other documents related with the facility to be established.

       The applications for pre-license must involve the information and documents stated in
Annex 6; moreover, it should also include the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Approval Document or the Document stating that no EIA is necessary, and related EIA
Report or EIA Preliminary Research Report. Within this framework, the Ministry examines
the information and documents related to the project and grants pre-license if it deems
appropriate.

       An enterprise granted with pre-license shall apply for the license within one year at
maximum. The pre-licenses of enterprises that do not apply to the Ministry in that period shall
be invalidated.

       Temporary Working Permit and Licensing

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         Article 37- The real and legal entities willing to carry out activities and establish
facilities in the collection, separation and recycling of package wastes have to get a license
from the Ministry. During the licensing stage, information and documents stated in Annex-7
will be required.

        After the Ministry determines that the pre-licensed facility has been constructed in
accordance with its project, “temporary working permit” for a period to be determined by the
Ministry, but not longer than 1 year, shall be granted to the facility so as to document that the
facility is being operated in compliance with the principles of this Regulation during the
operation phase. Within the period of this permit the facility operates under the control of the
Ministry. The period of the temporary working permit may be extended by the Ministry when
necessary, however the total period of the temporary working permits cannot be longer than
one year.

        In the event that the facility cannot satisfy the operating conditions stipulated in the
pre-license and cannot fulfil its deficiencies within the period of the temporary working
permit, the operations of the facility shall be ceased until the situation is corrected.
        If the facility granted with the temporary working permit is accepted to satisfy the
required operating conditions within that period and if the required environmental measures
and administrative permits are taken and the operating plan of the facility is evaluated and
deemed as appropriate, then the facility shall be granted with a license by the Ministry. The
license is valid for three years and conditional license may be granted when necessary. The
license cannot be transferred in any way. At the end of the validity period of the license, if the
facility continues to be satisfying the requirements, the license holder shall apply to the
Ministry for the renewal of the license.
        The Ministry shall notify the facilities that it granted with temporary working permits
and licenses to the related governor’s offices, and the governor’s offices shall notify to the
special provincial administrations and municipalities.

        Termination of License
        Article 38- On the condition that the results of the audits carried out by the Ministry
demonstrate the fact that the facility is not operated as per the license or the conditions
stipulated in the legislation are not satisfied or the related data is not regularly recorded and
transmitted, the operator of the facility is given a period between 1 month and 1 year
according to the significance and reason of the deficiency to correct the identified
deficiencies. In the event that the controls made after the completion of the said period
indicate that the deficiencies are still existent, necessary actions shall be taken according to
the Law on Environment No 2872 on the basis of type of the deficiency. If the facility, the
operation of which is ceased temporarily, does not fulfill its obligations at the end of the said
period, the license of the facility shall be terminated. If the facility, the license of which is
terminated, wishes to be granted the license again, he shall apply to the Ministry according to
the Articles 36 and 37 of this Regulation.

        The Ministry shall notify the facilities, the licenses of which are terminated, to the
related governor’s offices, and the governor’s offices shall notify to the special provincial
administrations and municipalities.

                                        PART SEVEN
                                       Other Provisions


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       Package Commission
       Article 39- The Package Commission shall be composed of the representatives of
authorized institutions, two economic enterprises achieving the highest recovery rate in the
previous year, two metropolitan municipalities collecting the highest amount of packages in
the separate collection at source activity in the previous year, two provincial municipalities,
two district municipalities, one first level municipality and two licensed recovery facilities
and other institution or enterprises to be deemed appropriate by the Ministry, under the
presidency of the Ministry representative.

        The Package Commission shall meet at least once in every year with the participation
of the relevant parties so as to evaluate the practices regarding the recovery of package wastes
included within the scope of this Regulation. The Ministry can call the some of the
commission members that it deems relevant to meeting when necessary. The working
principles and procedures of the Package Commission shall be identified by the Ministry.

        Package Wastes To Be Disposed Separately
        Article 40- The materials and medicines within the scope of the Regulation on
Hazardous Chemicals published in the Official Gazette on 11 July 1993 with No 21634, the
wastes within the scope of the Regulation on the Control of the Medical Wastes published in
the Official Gazette dated 20 May 19993 and numbered 21586, the wastes within the scope of
the Regulation on the Control of the Hazardous Wastes published in the Official Gazette on
27 August 1995 and with No 22387 and contaminated packages are excluded from the scope
of this Regulation. The abovementioned wastes shall be collected, transported and disposed as
per the provisions of the legislations mentioned above.


       Audit
       Article 41- The authority to audit whether all the activities within the scope of this
Regulation are carried out in compliance with this Regulation and other related legislation or
not belongs to the Ministry.

       Sanction
       Article 42- As regards those acting in contradiction with the provisions of this
Regulation, penal sanctions shall be imposed as stipulated in the Law on Environment, Law
on Metropolitan Municipalities, Law on Municipalities and other relevant legislations.

        Authority to Make Arrangements
        Article 43- The Ministry is authorized to make any arrangement for the execution of
this Regulation.
        Provisional Article 1- As per the provisions of the Regulation on the Control of Solid
Wastes published in the Official Gazette on 14 March 1991, with no. 20814, the licenses
granted are valid until the end of their validity period.
        Provisional Article 2- Enterprises marketing less than three thousand kilograms of
packages per year shall be exempted from the recovery obligation until 2010; enterprises
marketing less than two thousand kilograms shall be exempted until 2012; and enterprises
marketing less than one thousand kilograms shall be exempted until 2015. However these
enterprises still posses the liability to fill in the marketer application form stated in Annex-5
and to make notification to the Ministry.



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       Provisional Article 3- Responsible institutions or enterprises granted liability by this
Regulation are responsible to prepare the package wastes management plan until 1 January
2005.

       Enforcement
       Article 44- This Regulation shall be enforced as of 1 January 2005.

       Execution
       Article 45- The provisions of this Regulation shall be executed by the Minister of
Environment and Forestry.




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                                                                                 ANNEX-1
                      MAIN CONDITIONS FOR PACKAGES
a) Special Conditions For the Production and Components of the Packages
 1)Package satisfies the necessary security, health and hygienic conditions for the product
packaged. Package is produced as per the minimum volume and weight acceptable for the
product and consumer.

 2)Packages are designed, produced and marketed to allow reuse, recycling and recovery
and to minimize the impact of the contaminants such as ash and leakage occur during the
disposal (landfill or burning) on the environment.

b) Special Conditions For the Reuse of the Packages
 1)The physical features and characteristics of the package shall be available for reuse
 more than once and recycling under the normal acceptable conditions of use.

2)When the packages are reused the relevant health and safety conditions shall be
satisfied.

3)When the package is turned to be a waste and is not available for reuse, the below
mentioned special conditions for the recoverable packages shall be fulfilled.

b) Special Conditions For the Recovery of the Packages
1)Packages that are available for the material recovery shall be produced to allow the
recovery of a specific percentage of materials used in the production thereof dependent
on the weight of such material that can be used in the production of marketable products.
The said percentage may change according to the material used in the production of the
package.

2)Packages available for energy recovery shall possess the minimum calorific value
required for energy recovery.

3)Packages available for compost recovery shall be biologically degradable and possess
the features required for separate collection and composting process or activity.

4)Biologically degradable packages shall be available for decomposition as carbon
dioxide, biomass and water at the end of the final compost and shall possess the features
required for physical, chemical, thermal or biological decomposition.




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                                                         ANNEX-2
                   PACKAGE MARKING SYSTEM

a) NUMBERING AND ABBREVIATION SYSTEM FOR PLASTICS
MATERIAL                  ABBREVIATION      NUMBERING
Polyethylene terftalat    PET               1
High density polyethylene HDPE              2
Polyvinylchloride         PVC               3
Low density polyethylene  LDPE              4
Polypropylene             PP                5
Polystyrene               PS                6
Polycarbonate             PC                7
                                            …
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b) NUMBERING ANF ABBREVIATION SYSTEM FOR PAPER AND CARDBOARD
MATERIAL              ABBREVIATION          NUMBERING
Corrugated paper      PAP                   20
Incorrugated paper    PAP                   21
Paper                 PAP                   22
                                            ….
                                            ….
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c) NUMBERING AND ABBREVIATION SYSTEM FOR METALS
MATERIAL              ABBREVIATION          NUMBERING
Steel                 FE                    40
Aluminium             ALU                   41
                                            ….
                                            …
                                            49

d) NUMBERING AND ABBREVIATION SYSTEM FOR WOOD
MATERIAL              ABBREVIATION         NUMBERING
Wood                  FOR                  50
Cork                  FOR                  51
                                           ….
                                           …
                                           59

e) NUMBERING AND ABBREVIATION SYSTEM FOR TEXTILE MATERIALS
MATERIAL              ABBREVIATIONS         NUMBERING
Cotton                TEX                   60
Jute                  TEX                   61
                                            ….
                                            …
                                            69
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f) NUMBERING AND ABBREVIATION SYSTEM FOR GLASS
MATERIAL              ABBREVIATION          NUMBERING
Colourless glass      GL                    70
Green glass           GL                    71
Brown glass           GL                    72
                                            ….
                                            …
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g) NUMBERING AND ABBREVIATION SYSTEM FOR COMPOSITES
MATERIAL                                   ABBREVIATION1 NUMBERING
Paper and cardboard /various metals                      80
Paper and cardboard /plastic                             81
Paper and cardboard / aluminium                          82
Paper and cardboard /tin                                 83
Paper and cardboard /plastic/aluminium                   84
Paper and cardboard/plastic /aluminium/tin               85
                                                         86
                                                         87
                                                         88
                                                         89
Plastic/ aluminium                                       90
Plastic/ tin                                             91
Plastic/ various metals                                  92
                                                         93
                                                         94
Glass/plastic                                            95
Glass/aluminium                                          96
Glass/tin                                                97
Glass/various metals                                     98
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1
 Components: (C/….) shall be written together with the abbreviation representing the material in the composite
package in terms of weight. For example if 75 % of the “paper and cardboard /plastic” package is cardboard, the
abbreviation thereof shall be as “C/PAP”.
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                                   ANNEX -3
SYMBOL TO BE USED ON PACKAGES




      Recoverable Package Symbol




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                                                                                         ANNEX -4
             PACKAGE PRODUCER APPLICATION FORM
A) INFORMATION ON THE COMPANY


Name of the Company
Affiliated Authorized Institution
Address
Telephone
Fax
e-mail
Name-Surname of the Personnel Responsible for
Environment Affairs

I hereby certify that the information given in the form is true and I also acknowledge that I am aware
of the penalties to be imposed to the ones issuing false documents as per the Law on Environment
numbered 2872, provided that the information given in the From is proved to be false.

                                                        Names-Surnames-Titles and Signatures of
                                                        Those Authorized to Represent the Company

B) INFORMATION ON PACKAGE PRODUCTION

    1) TYPES AND SALES AMOUNTS OF PACKAGES PRODUCED AND IMPORTED

            Type of the          Unit Weight          Sales Amount         Sales Amount
             Package                 (gr)                (pieces)               (kg)




     2) INFORMATION ON FIRMS TO WHICH THE PRODUCED AND IMPORTED
PACKAGES ARE SOLD


Name of    Address        Type of     Unit         Sales        Sales          Is the recovery
  the                       the      Weight of    Amount       Amount           responsibility
 Firm                     Package      The        (pieces)      (kg)       undertaken on behalf of
                                     Package                                      the Firm?
                                       (gr)




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             C) TOTAL AMOUNT OF PACKAGES PRODUCED


                                        Amount of   Amount of   Amount of   Amount of   Amount of
                TYPE OF THE             Packages    Packages    Packages    Packages    Packages
                 PACKAGE                Produced    Imported    Exported     Stocked    Marketed

                                          (kg)        (kg)        (kg)        (kg)        (kg)
             Polyethylene terftalat
             Polyethylene
PLASTIC




             Polyvinylchloride
             Polypropylene
             Polystyrene
             Other
             Total
CARDBOA




             Cardboard
 PAPER

   RD




             Paper
             Other
             Total
             Steel
             Aluminium
METAL




             Other
             Total
             Wood
             Cork
WOOD




             Other
             Total
             Cotton
TEXTILE




             Jute
             Other
             Total
             Colourless glass

             Green glass
GLASS




             Brown glass
             Other
             Total
             Paper-cardboard
             /metals
             Paper-cardboard /plastic
COMPOSITES




             Paper-cardboard
             /plastic/metal
             Plastic/metals
             Glass/plastic
             Glass/metal
             Other


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    Total


D) INFORMATION ON THE PRODUCTION WASTES:

Type of       Amount of           Title of the              Address of the         Area of
  the         Production      Purchasing Company         Purchasing Company         Use
Package         Waste
                 (kg)




E) INFORMATION ON THE RECOVERY OF PACKAGE WASTES
       A.
Please give the names and addresses of the enterprises that you have made agreements for the
collection and recovery of package wastes, and the package waste management plan including
the plans and projects to this aim.




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                                                                                         ANNEX -5

                            MARKETER APPLICATION FORM


A) INFORMATION ON THE COMPANY

Name of the Company
Company Code
Affiliated Authorized Institution
Address
Telephone
Fax
e-mail
Name-Surname of the Personnel Responsible for
Environment Affairs

I hereby certify that the information given in the form is true and I also acknowledge that I am aware
of the penalties to be imposed to the ones issuing false documents as per the Law on Environment
numbered 2872, provided that the information given in the From is proved to be false.

                                                        Names-Surnames-Titles and Signatures of
                                                        Those Authorized to Represent the Company



B) INFORMATION ON SALES PACKAGES OF MARKETED PRODUCTS

    1) Types And Annual Amounts Of the Sales Packages


   Type and              Type of the       Unit Weight of the      Sales Amount      The Amount of
Trademark of the        Sales Package       Sales Package           of Product         Marketed
    Product                                      (gr)                 (Pieces)       Sales Packages
                                                                                           (kg)




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   2) Places where the Sales Packages are Provided and their Types and Amounts
 Name of Address Type of          Unit     Amount of Amount of Amount of            Amount of
   the                  the      Weight     Packages      Packages     Packages     Packages
Company              Package     of the     Purchased Purchased         Stocked     Marketed
  from                          Package      (Pieces)        (kg)       (Pieces)     (Pieces)
which the                         (gr)
Packages
   are
purchased




   C) INFORMATION ON THE OUTER PACKAGES OF MARKETED PRODUCTS

   1) Types and Annual Amounts of the Outer Packages
   Type and Trademark of the     Type of the Outer Package        Amount of Marketed Outer
             Product                                                   Packages (kg)




   2) Places where the Outer Packages are Provided and their Types and Amounts
 Name of Address Type of           Unit     Amount of Amount of Amount of           Amount of
   the                   the     Weight      Packages      Packages     Packages    Packages
Company                Package    of the    Purchased Purchased         Stocked     Marketed
  from                           Package      (Pieces)        (kg)       (Pieces)    (Pieces)
which the                          (gr)
Packages
   are
purchased




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          D) INFORMATION ON THE TRANSPORT PACKAGES OF MARKETED PRODUCTS

          1) Types and Annual Amounts of the transport Packages
          Type and Trademark of the Type of the Transport Package              Amount of Marketed
                    Product                                                   Transport Packages (kg)




   2) Places where the Transport Packages are Provided and their Types and Amounts
 Name of Address Type of            Unit    Amount of Amount of Amount of Amount of
   the                   the      Weight     Packages     Packages      Packages   Packages
Company                Package     of the   Purchased Purchased          Stocked   Marketed
  from                            Package     (Pieces)       (kg)        (Pieces)   (Pieces)
which the                           (gr)
Packages
   are
purchased




          E) TOTAL AMOUNT OF PACKAGES USED
                              Amount of     Amount of      Amount of     Amount     Amount of   Amount of
            TYPE OF THE       Packages       Packages       Packages        of      Packages    Packages
             PACKAGE          Provided       Imported       Exported     Packages    Stocked    Marketed
                              inside the   (Empty+Full)   (Empty+Full)    Reused       (kg)       (kg)
                               country         (kg)           (kg)         (kg)
                                 (kg)
          Polyethylene
          terftalat
          Polyethylene
PLASTIC




          Polyvinylchloride
          Polypropylene
          Polystyrene
          Other
          Total
          Cardboard
CARDB
PAPER

OARD




          Paper
          Other
          Total
          Steel
          Aluminium
METAL




          Other
          Total
          Wood
WO
OD




          Cork

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            Other
            Total
            Cotton
TEXTILE




            Jute
            Other
            Total
            Colourless glass

            Green glass
GLASS




            Brown glass
            Other
            Total
            Paper-
            cardboard/metals
            Paper-cardboard
            /plastic
            Paper-cardboard
COMPOSITE




            /plastic/metal
            Plastic/metals
            Glass/plastic
            Glass /metal
            Other
            Total


            F) INFORMATION ON PRODUCTION WASTES

Type of                 Amount of        Name of the         Address of the         Area of
  the                Production Wastes   Purchasing       Purchasing Company         Use
Package                    (kg)           Company




3. INFORMATION ON RECOVERY OF WASTES

        Please give the names and addresses of the enterprises that you have made agreements
for the collection and recovery of package wastes, and the package waste management plan
including the plans and projects to this aim.




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                                                                               ANNEX-6

                           INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS
                       REQUIRED FOR PRE-LICENSE APPLICATIONS



a) PETITION

b) GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE FACILITY
1) Facility:
       -Name                                                        :
       -Address (Quarter, Avenue, Street, No, District, Province)   :
       -Telephone                                                   :
       -Fax                                                         :
       -E-mail address                                              :
2) Owner / partners of the Facility:
       -Name, Surname                                               :
       -Address (Quarter, Avenue, Street, No, District, Province)   :
       -Telephone                                                   :
       -Fax                                                         :
       -E-mail address                                              :
3) Operator of the Facility:
       -Name, Surname                                               :
       -Address (Quarter, Avenue, Street, No, District, Province)   :
       -Telephone                                                   :
       -Fax                                                         :
       -E-mail address                                              :
4) Person / institution prepared the application:
       -Name, Surname (or Title)                                    :
       -Address (Quarter, Avenue, Street, No, District, Province)   :
       -Telephone                                                   :
       -Fax                                                         :
       -E-mail address                                              :
5) Other Information
        -Date of commissioning of the facility                      :
        -Number and tasks of the personnel employed in the facility
        (it is obligatory to have at least one technical employee,
        who is graduated from a four-year university)               :
        Surface Area of the Facility
        -Indoor area                                                :………….m2
        -Outdoor area                                               :………….m2
-Total area                                                    :………….m2 - Working hours of
the facility (daily, monthly, annually):
        - Social Premises (dining hall, dormitory, changing room,
         toilet, wash-basin, bathroom – shower room, infirmary, etc):
c) INFORMATION ON THE ACTIVITIES
   1) License Demanded
   Collection – Sorting Facility License            [      ]
   Recovery Facility License                        [      ]

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      2) Field of Activity of the Facility
          -Collection –Sorting                             [      ]
          -Intermediate production (bur, granule)          [      ]
          -Secondary product production                    [      ]
          -All                                             [      ]

      3) Types and Amounts of Package Waste to be Processed in the Facility
        Type of the Package     Amount of Packages         Type of the Package   Amount of Packages
                                   (ton/year)                                       (ton/year)
      PLASTIC                                            GLASS
          PET                                               Colourless glass
          PE                                                Green glass
          PP                                                Brown glass
          PS                                            PAPER/CARDBOARD
          PC                                                Cardboard
          Other                                             Paper
      METAL                                                  TMIEKEK*
          Aluminium                                         Other
          Steel                                         WOOD
          Other                                         TEXTILE
                                                         OTHER




      4) Depot Area for Wastes taken into the Facility:Ground characteristics, storage capacity of
      outdoor depot area;
      Ground characteristics, storage capacity of indoor depot area;

      5) Recycling Process
          -   Physical             [         ]
          -   Chemical             [         ]
          -   Biological           [         ]
          -   Combined [           ]

   6) Definition, duration, service objective, market or service areas of the activity and its
importance and necessity in economic and environmental terms within that area:

    7) Names, features, numbers and capacities of the equipment to be used in the facility in
collection-sorting and recycling activities:


      8) Production flow chart and technology

      9) Names and addresses of places where the package wastes are procured and the amounts
      of package wastes
          -Factories (production wastes)                          [       ]
          -Dumps (consumption waste materials)                    [       ]
          -Landfill areas (consumption waste materials)           [       ]
          -Waste packages collected at source separately
          (consumption waste materials)                           [       ]
          -Imported *                                             [       ]

*
    Carbon Based Box Containing Thermoplastic Material
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      -Other                                       [     ]
      (*)Samples of the control document and customs clearance document shall be
   enclosed.

   10) Data recording system where the information about incoming, sorted, processed and sold
   package wastes are kept:

   11) Products to be produced through recycling process:

   12) Types, amounts of wastes that cannot be recycled and disposal methods to be used
d)OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL MEASURES
(Shall be filled by the facilities that are not subject to the EIA Regulation)

1) WATER POLLUTION
   a- Resources of utility water and process water and amount and features of utility and
   process water
       -Well water
       -City water
       -Other
   b-Contaminants in the process water and the results of the chemical analysis
   c-Discharge places of utility water and process water
   d-Measures taken for the collection of storm water

2) AIR POLLUTION
   a-Type and amount of fuel used in the facility
   b-Names and capacities of the units that may cause air pollution in the facility and number
   of the stacks in each unit
   c-Emission measurement results of the stacks in each unit
   d-Sources of dust and measures taken

3) NOISE POLLUTION
    a-Sources of noise
    b-Measures taken

4) VISION POLLUTION
    - Measures taken to prevent vision pollution

5) SOIL POLLUTION
    -Measures taken to prevent soil pollution

6) SMELL POLLUTION
    - Measures taken to prevent smell pollution

   7) SAFETY MEASURES TAKEN AT THE FACILITY
   a-Fire
   b-Labour Safety
   c- First Aid
   d- Other

e) OTHER OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS
    1) Copy of the Tax Chart
    2) Trade Registry

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    3)   Copy of the Trade Register Gazette
    4)   Chamber of Commerce Activity Document
    5)   Circulars of Signature
    6)   EIA Approval Document or Document stating that no EIA is necessary
    7)   EIA Report or EIA Preliminary Research Report


Applicant/Authority of the Facility
Date, Name, Signature

Note: All the documents included in the application file shall be signed and sealed.




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                                                                                         ANNEX-7

                     INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR
                              LICENSE APPLICATIONS

    a) Pre-license Document
    b) Enterprises where the package wastes are procured, their addresses, telephone and fax
       numbers and authorized persons
    c) Collected, sorted and/or recovered products, their trade names, production amounts (ton/year)
    d) Areas of use for secondary products / raw materials
    e) Enterprises to which the recovery products are sold, their addresses, telephone and fax
       numbers and authorized persons
    f) Breakdown of invoices for the electricity and water used at the facility in the last one year
    g) Other official permits
           1) Permit for Establishment and Work Permit
           2) License for Unhygienic Facility
           3) Industrial Registry Document (for recovery facilities)
           4) Operation Document (granted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security)
           5) Capacity Report (for recovery facilities)

Applicant/Authority of the Facility
Date, Name, Signature

Note: All the documents included in the application file shall be signed and sealed.




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