The project for developing a national industrial symbiosis roadmap was led by the Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology (MoIT), supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK Prosperity Fund) and delivered by International Synergies Limited.
Rapid industrialisation and urbanisation in Turkey over the last thirty years has led to challenges with waste elimination and the need to transform to a more resource efficient and greener industrial structure. In the 10th development plan of Turkey, environmental protection and sustainable use of resources are among the priority goals.
In this regard, industrial symbiosis is defined as a strategic tool to achieve these goals in many national policy documents. Moreover, Turkey announced industrial symbiosis will be used to mitigate its GHG emissions in its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) within the context of U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP21) held in Paris in December 2015.
This project delivered a roadmap for Turkey that defines institutional roles and support mechanisms for facilitating industrial symbiosis throughout the country.