Turning waste into energy in Turkey

Turkey is home to huge landfill sites where waste is piled high and left to rot away slowly over the decades. Organic waste dumps in particular produce high levels of methane that is released into the atmosphere and damages the environment. A new, high-tech waste disposal plant in Adana in southern Turkey captures this greenhouse gas and converts it into electricity. It's an initiative that's good both for the environment and the economy. Businessman Ali Kantur has invested heavily in raising awareness of waste separation, reduction and recycling - and his efforts are starting to pay off.



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