Turkey aims to save $20 million annually and raise employment by implementing the zero waste project, the country’s First Lady said on Tuesday.

“We achieved our goal of shifting 25,000 public institutions to a zero waste management system two months ago,” Emine Erdogan said during her speech at Turkey’s largest defense firm Aselsan’s Zero Waste Project Launching Ceremony in the capital Ankara.

“I hope that we will accomplish spreading zero waste project all around Turkey in 2023,” Erdogan stressed.

As for the Aselsan’s zero waste project, she said the defense contractor produced nearly $1 million income by sorting 273

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