As an industrial city, struggling with air and sea pollution due to high industrial emission rates and industrial wastes, the Municipality of Izmit has long been acting to address sustainability issues effectively and efficiently. Specifically, the IZMIT MUNICIPALITY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION and CONTROL DIRECTORATE organizes solid waste management trainings for first and secondary school students in the province, and is placing recycling containers at schools, workplaces and separate points of the city. Furthermore, the municipality carries out studies on the reduction of environmental pollution, re-evaluation of wastes and sustainable environment. Izmit’s work especially focuses on packaging wastes, electronic wastes, textile wastes, and vegetable frying oils, waste batteries, recycling of organic wastes, renewable energy, and end-of-life tires. The municipality’s ultimate goal is to spread the zero waste practice throughout the city.