Beating Plastic Pollution Message from UCLG-MEWA

Within the context of the activities for 5 June World Environment Day, UN Environment determined “Beating Plastic Pollution” as the main theme of this year.

In accordance with this theme, UCLG-MEWA invited all members for taking an urgent act on plastic consumption and waste production and raising awareness on the topic with using a #BeatorEatPlastic tag in their social media accounts to focus on the importance of beating plastic production and consumption.

Besides, UCLG-MEWA specially organized a joint event, which highlighted the importance of responsible consumption by exhibiting the waste extracted from the Marmara Sea, with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, the President of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment. The event was regarded as an effective campaign on waste consumption after exhibition of wastes extracted from the sea in various places of Istanbul.

With the help of the World Environment Day campaign supported by especially UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment, total impression rate of 3.035,434 recorded with the posts shared in UCLG-MEWA Official Twitter Account.

We would like to thank everyone who supported us especially members of the Committee on Environment; within the framework of our campaign for 5 June World Environment Day which received a total of 3 million impressions, Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality, Amman Metropolitan Municipality, Malatya Metropolitan Municipality, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, Mersin Metropolitan Municipality, Hatay Metropolitan Municipality, Nevşehir Municipality, Rize Municipality, Karesi Municipality, Seferihisar Municipality, Nilüfer Municipality and Maltepe Municipality.Ayrıca UCLG-MEWA Çevre Komitesi Başkanı İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi ile ortak yürütülen ve Marmara Denizi’nden çıkarılan atıkların sergilenerek atık tüketimine dikkat çekildiği çevre günü özel etkinliği de halk tarafından büyük ilgi gördü. Denizden çıkarılan atıkların İstanbul’un çeşitli yerlerinde sergilenmesi ise atık tüketimine yönelik etkin bir kampanya olarak kaydedildi.

UCLG-MEWA Çevre Komitesi üyelerinin öncülüğünde destek verilen Dünya Çevre Günü kampanyası kapsamında UCLG-MEWA’nın resmi Twitter hesabından yapılan paylaşımlarla 3.035,434 etkileşim oranına ulaşıldı.

5 Haziran Dünya Çevre Günü etkinlikleri kapsamında UCLG-MEWA’yı destekleyen başta Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyesi, Şanlıurfa Büyükşehir Belediyesi, Amman Büyükşehir Belediyesi, Malatya Büyükşehir Belediyesi, Kocaeli Büyükşehir Belediyesi, Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi, Hatay Büyükşehir Belediyesi, Nevşehir Belediyesi, Rize Belediyesi, Karesi BelediyesiSeferihisar Belediyesi, Nilüfer Belediyesi ve Maltepe Belediyesi olmak üzere UCLG-MEWA Çevre Komitesi üyelerinin öncülüğünde kampanyamızın 3 milyon etkileşim almasına katkı sunan herkese çok teşekkür ederiz.

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