Mind Your Waste (Çöpüne Sahip Çık) Foundation was founded in 2015 by Murat Vargı to contribute towards a cleaner environment by promoting a behavioral change to minimize litter production and to ensure proper disposal of waste.


Our vision is to create a clean and sustainable world where society behaves responsibly to minimize litter production and ensure proper disposal of waste.


Our mission is to create behavioral change by executing environmental consciousness campaigns, developing educational programs and incentives, improving environmental policies and sharing inspiring best practices for a litter free environment.

In order to achieve our mission, we collaborate with all public and civil organizations including municipalities, education and media institutions and non-governmental organizations.


We carry out projects with our supporters and those cooperating with us, and work for a future where people bin their waste.

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“A clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility towards others to ensure the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it.”
Dalai Lama
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”
Robert Swan

How much waste do we produce in Turkey?

Every person living in Turkey produces 1.17 kg of waste per day.

Does garbage have any effect on water resources?

80% of water pollution is caused due to garbage and liquids leaking from garbage.

What is the most littered item in the world?

Cigarette butts constitute 58% of all the littered items in the world.

Does waste oil cause environmental damage?

1 liter of waste oil can contaminate a million liters of water.

More Facts

Garbage is generated only by people. Most kinds of waste that we regard worthless may actually be reclaimed through sorting and recycling, and used again and again.

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