International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2557

Full Length Research Paper

Examining the sensibilities of the different sectors active in Düzce concerning clean production

Aybike Ayfer KARADAÄž1 and Derya SEVÄ°M KORKUT2*      
1Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Forestry, Duzce University, Duzce, 81620, Turkey. 2Department of Forest Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Forestry, Duzce University,Duzce, 81620, Turkey.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 27 September 2011
  •  Published: 02 January 2012

Abstract

Industry, having become the backbone of development and economic improvement today, increases the pressure on the natural resources, but it has carried the environmental problems to unresolvable levels. Some developed countries realising the seriousness of the issue developed various methods, techniques and technologies to reduce the environmental effects of the industry. “Clean production”, which was put forward especially with the concept of sustainable progress, was defined as inclusion of environmental sensibility to all processes from designing to planning, is an approach to reduce the industry’s environmental pressure and, in contrast to the traditional approaches, it aims to prevent pollution before it appears. In this study, the aim is to examine the practices of clean production in the fast growing industry in Düzce province, which has the most important active fault line, Melen river basin supplying clean water for Istanbul, vast forests having rich biodiversity, etc. For this purpose, in 50 enterprises directing the economy of Düzce and being active in different sectors, “a questionnaire of 43 questions including 6 parts and 37 variables” was applied with face-to-face interview method to define clean production awareness, technique and technologies. In the study, it was seen that the enterprise did not have the necessary information, technique and technology about clean production, and this situation was interpreted as the result of the industrial policies and practices in the country.

 

Key words: Clean production, pollution control, industry, environmental sensibility, Düzce, Turkey.