Liberalization of environmental commodity trade
The list of goods within the framework of the Environmental commodities treaty where Turkey includes plastic goods that fit the recycling criteria.
EU and WTO member countries confirmed the need for plastic products to be environmentally safe. Environmental commodities treaty provides development of free environmental commodity trade including plastic and recycled plastic products.
The Chairman of the Turkish Scientific Research Fund for Plastic Industry (PAGEV) thus commented on the Treaty: ‘Within the framework of the Environmental commodities treaty implementation (among the European Union countries, WTO members and the Republic of Turkey) it was offered to cancel customs duty for recycled plastic and recycled materials in general. Therefore the given Treaty confirms our argument that plastic due to its recycling peculiarities is the most environmentally friendly material of our century.’