Aim: This research aims to be a source of inspiration and guidance to the works carried out or carried out by private sector, universities, public institutions and organizations in our country on the way of Zero Waste Approach in Environmental Engineering. Method: In the study, the waste management plans of some important firms in our country are examined, the waste amounts of the firms, the recycling rates of the wastes produced and the recovery values of these wastes have been determined and their suitability for the zero waste approach has been investigated. Results: In the study, most of the waste produced in our country is recyclable and 34% of them are organic wastes, in compost production; 16% paper and cardboard as pulp; 2% plastics, as granules and burrs; 6% glass waste in the form of glass fracture; 1% metal waste can be converted into raw materials such as iron and aluminum, while the remaining 41% can not be added to the economy. Conclusion: In this study, it was concluded that the perception of waste, which is considered as a financial and financial burden and garbage, which is kept in the environmental and economic background, should be transformed into a value that will contribute to the ecosystem and the environment. By state by law, it has been determined that manufacturers have the obligation to recycle and dispose of wastes in the most appropriate manner. Also in this study, zero waste-style applications of various sectors were examined and it was concluded that our country has developed with an increasing acceleration in this regard.
Keywords: Zero Waste, Recycling, Waste Management, Recovery