Since the beginning of this year, plastic bags in stores in Turkey stopped giving free, and were sold. As a result, people began to treat containers for carrying goods more carefully, now residents of the country are increasingly using reusable bags. “We care about the preservation of the environment, we try to do as much as possible in environmental terms,” – the head of state said, speaking at the climate summit at the UN headquarters.The President also said that the country plans to increase the recycling of garbage to 35%.In addition, in his speech, Erdogan said that Turkey is one of the few countries in the world where forests are increasing.”We have already planted about 18 million seedlings, another 11 million will be planted in the near future to increase the forest area by 30%,” – the President added.