Recycled paper producers eye 5 mln tons by 2020
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
"Although importing raw materials at relatively low cost, and exporting it by creating added value is a very important contribution to our economy, but as a sector, we prefer to procure more efficient and clean paper domestically, especially from houses," Kaytan said.
Noting that the sector had "positive economic environment" for the past year-and-a-half, Kaytan said that the recent fluctuations in the foreign exchange market negatively influenced the paper recycle industry, with slowdown in international and domestic sales.
"The finished product prices have naturally surged owing to an increase in energy costs and the use of imported chemicals," he said.
He added that he had full trust that the industry will come out stronger from these troubles as it had in the past.
"The more wastepaper is collected domestically, the less will the foreign-source dependency be in the coming years," Pektas said.