What is recycling?

Recycling is generally to include the wastes, having no possibility of revaluation, into the production stage again by applying various physical and chemical processes. The natural resources are utilized in every stage of paper and glass production. However, the natural resources do not last forever. Therefore, the wastes, occurred after the production, are converted to source through recycling in order to prevent the waste of resources.

Why is recycling necessary?

Preventing usage of unnecessary resource and sorting wastes at the beginning requires getting rid of trash dump.

Acquiring the materials such as iron, steel, copper, electronic wastes, paper, plastic and glass through recycling helps conservation of the natural resources. This makes contribution to the economy by reducing the foreign currency amount, paid for the scrap materials which are imported from various countries.

Recycling is a vital factor to protect the nature. Regaining the waste paper for paper industry through recycling reduces the air pollution between the rate of 74% and 94%, and water pollution at 35% and water consumption at 45%. Taking 1 ton of waste paper into production saves 8 trees to be cut. The recycling issue is important for the sense of patriotism in some countries. The ones want to contribute to the development of the country and to the preservation of natural beauty defend and implement the recycling principles by identifying them with the concept of citizenship.

What is paper recycling?

Waste paper; the tree, forest, water and air we breathe, in short, it means life. We believe that we need to protect our forests as Mopak. The forests are the richest renewable natural energy sources. They are in the position of the ruthless enemy of erosion and the biggest supporters of the earth. They are the insurance of agricultural soil.

If 1 tons of used paper is recycled;


  • cutting 17 trees
  • the destruction of an area of 70 m2 is prevented.
  • 4100 kwh of electricity
  • 32.000 liters of water
  • 1750 liters of fuel oil is saved.

Moreover, the disposal of 27 kg. waste gas pollutants into the atmosphere is prevented.

T.A.T (Collection and Sorting Plant) Operations of Mopak Kağıt-Karton Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

The capacity of the plant : 1000 tons

Wastes we can accept to our plant


  • Paper and cardboard packaging
  • Plastic package
  • Wood package
  • Metallic packaging
  • Composite packaging
  • Mixed packaging
  • Glass container
  • Textile packaging

Waste collection and sorting

The packaging waste in the houses or offices in the districts in which the recycle applications are executed must be collected separately from the garbage and given to the collection system set by the relevant municipality. The collected packaging waste are regularly collected only with the packaging waste collection vehicles and delivered to the sorting plant. The recycling plant to which each material will be sent is different. At this point, the sorting plant steps in. The packaging waste brought to the sorting plant as mixed are sorted into 5 major groups as paper, glass, metal, plastic and composite. The packaging waste in the 5 major groups must be sorted into sub-groups. For example, the plastic packaging waste in the mixed packaging waste brought to the sorting plant are sent to the recycling industry by being sorted into 5 different material type (PET, PE, PP, PS, PVC). Because the recycling technique of each material sub-group varies. The packaging waste brought to the sorting plant are taken to the sorting conveyor by the loading conveyor. Next to the two sides of conveyor, there is a personnel to sort the material groups. The sorting personnel sort the packaging waste on the conveyor according to their type and collect these in the compartments under the conveyor. The sorted packaging waste collected in the compartments are taken to the pressing unit. The pressed packaging wastes are stacked according to their types and are stored to be sent to the relevant recycling plant.


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