5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, Athens2017,

21–24 June 2017,  Greece

Purpose: The objective of this study was to evaluate the types and amounts of solid and hazardous wastes generated by the automotive industry relating especially to the supplier companies supporting the automotive manufacturers in Turkey.

Methods: A survey was conducted with representative numbers of automotive manufacturers and suppliers located in Bursa, Turkey, to obtain data on the waste types and amounts generated. 105 different parts of an automobile were examined in the framework of the study. Interviews were also conducted with automotive suppliers about the details on each item produced.

Results: Resource usage, solid and hazardous waste generation during the production of each component of an automobile were calculated. Environmental load of the automotive sector in Turkey were roughly calculated in terms of waste generation and resource usage.