The new year brings news of our expansion in Turkey, with a new office location in Istanbul.

Our Turkish arm, trading as Vanden Polimer Geri Donusum A.S., will be led by Derya Eksi. Derya joins us with a deep knowledge of polymers. Having amassed 13 years of experience in the raw plastic material industry, Derya will support Vanden Recycling in identifying and negotiating new supply sources for the polymer and recycled resins market.

‘‘Our goal in Turkey is to help the local plastic manufacturing market increase its use of recycled content. Vanden will provide access to international markets for recycled resins and products made in Turkey”, explains Vanden Recycling CEO, Damien van Leuven.

Turkey has already displayed great initiative when it comes waste management, most noticeably with the launch of the Zero Waste Project. Turkey’s current recycling rate is 13% and the project aims to take this up to 35% by 2023.

We will align with this initiative by working to challenge the perception of plastic and providing plastic manufacturers with recycling solutions that also generate revenue.

“Creating public consciousness is a top priority” says Derya. “There is a strong belief in Turkey that plastic scrap is a waste material, when in reality it can be treated as a valuable raw material.”

With our in-depth knowledge, passion for plastic recycling and global locations, Vanden is well-placed to service the needs to the Turkish market.

For further information on the services offered by Vanden Polimer Geri Donusum A.S., please contact Derya Eksi via

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