Melis is highly motivated to ignite change within organizations by enabling them to see that minor changes can play an important role in large environmental and economic outcomes. As an environmental engineer skilled in sustainability, circular economy, waste management, industrial symbiosis and life cycle assessment (with a Master degree in Sustainability at the University of Sydney and B.S. Environmental Engineering at Istanbul Technical University), she brings expert knowledge to the teams she works with.
Melis contributes to the change in various roles:
– In her current role at BCSD Turkey, she focuses on resource recovery; helping small to medium sized and large multinational businesses to identify opportunities within their operations to reduce their waste footprint and enable their transition to circular economy.
– As being part of the Turkey’s Circular Economy Platform, Melis works collaboratively with the businesses to create reduction-recovery strategies by closing the loop in material flows to create positive environmental outcomes.
– As a CIRCO trainer, Melis aims to help companies in adaptation of circular economy concept in their operations to effectively tackle the most pressing issues by creating new opportunities.