With the deposit return points to be established in all provinces and districts in Turkey by the end of 2023, it is aimed to recycle 20 billion beverage packages annually and to generate 5 billion liras for the economy.
The Deposit Management System, which is based on the principle of returning the packaging, works effectively with the reimbursement of the deposit fee after consumption of the products offered to the market. intended to be transformed.
With the active system, it is calculated that 37 thousand tons of greenhouse gas emissions will be released less, 1.3 billion kWh of energy and 3.6 million barrels of oil will be saved. The system is also expected to provide employment for 20 thousand people. The recycling rate, which is 27%, is targeted to increase to 35% in 2023 and to 60% in 2035.
Stating that plastic, glass, metal-aluminum and cardboard wastes will be recycled with the project, sector representatives underlined that both the environment and the industrialists will win with the application. It is thought that 1.2 million tons of additional waste will be prevented every year if the project is successful.
Stating that 20 billion beverage packages are used annually in Turkey, 9 billion of which consists of pet packages, the representatives of the packaging industry stated that a contribution of 5 billion liras will be provided to the economy with the system. It was reported that the recycled raw material will also help increase the security of supply.
When we look at the plastics industry, 85% of the raw material is imported, which causes a serious current account deficit. Raw material supply security is a very important issue for Turkey, which ranks 6th in the world in the plastic packaging industry and 2nd in Europe. Supply Providing security within the country will not only ensure that we are least affected by the fluctuations in raw material supply prices, but also eliminate a foreign-dependent structure.