Prince Albert II Foundation - Plastic-Free Muğla Project

TURMEPA, which plays an important role in protecting Turkey's seas and waterways, is the leading non-governmental organization operating in this field. Our country is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of the natural beauties, historical and cultural resources of its seas and coasts, as well as its biological diversity and living and non-living assets both underwater and above water.

Since the day it was founded, DenizTemiz Derneği / TURMEPA has made the protection of our seas and coasts a national priority and continues its efforts to leave a livable Turkey for future generations, which has achieved the goal of sustainability in development.

With the "Plastic-Free Muğla" project initiated with the BeMed grant created under the leadership of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, training on Zero Waste Blue was provided in Muğla and students and teachers were raised awareness. A cooperation protocol was signed with Muğla Provincial Directorate of National Education to reach the schools within the scope of the project. Within the framework of this protocol, trainings and activities on the importance of the seas, the threats facing the ecosystem and Zero Waste Blue were organized in Muğla, the province with the longest coastline in Turkey. Awareness was raised for the protection of the seas and individual responsibilities were adopted for a "Plastic-Free Muğla". The project, which started in May 2019 and continued for 12 months, reached a total of 7,300 students and teachers, especially in Muğla's Bodrum, Fethiye and Marmaris districts. In addition to the trainings, 1000 kg of solid waste was collected during coastal cleanups organized in Muğla with the participation of 296 people.

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