The production of raw materials from plastic waste is a key issue Turkey should focus on for its economic well-being and the planet’s future, according to a top engineer in Turkey.

“Producing new goods for consumers and gaining value from plastic waste at every stage of recycling will notably reduce our country’s current account deficit arising from the plastics industry,” said Ilkim Yigit, head of the Chamber of Environmental Engineers in the capital, Ankara.

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