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  • WHERE OTHERS SEE WASTE WE SEE POTENTIAL
  • Ekopak is first and leading licensed packaging recovery organisation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Ekopak is a pioneer in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the process of establishment and development of the packaging and packaging waste management system

  • Ekopak is founded by leading international, regional and local companies

  • Operations of Ekopak are based on best EU practices, but also on highest business standards which are in accordance with the standards of the shareholders

  • Ekopak takes responsibility for the fulfillment of legal obligations for producers, importers, distributors and retailers at the lowest sustainable cost and for the benefit of the entire community

  • Principle of Ekopak is equal treatment for all - the shareholders of Ekopak have neither special status

  • Employees of Ekopak perform their tasks fully professionally, responsibly, transparently and according to highest ethical standards which are in compliance with all legal requirements

  • Ekopak is 32. member of the PROEUROPE - European umbrella organisation for the packaging and packaging waste recovery systems, based in Brussels

  • Ekopak is authorised to assign an internationally trademark "Green dot" to companies that behave responsible towards their packaging waste on the market of Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Any usage of the symbol on the market of Bosnia and Herzegovina without exclusive permission from Ekopak is violation of the current legislation

  • "Green Dot" on the packaging means that company who uses it fulfills its legal obligations through Ekopak, finances the establishment of system of separate collection and recycling of packaging waste in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Legislation

In the process of integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina to EU, our country has determined to adjust its legislative with Acquis Communitaire, respectively, legal acquisition of European Union. Harmonization of legal obligations is being implemented in all segments, including environmental protection.

EU directives and legislative, especially Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste, defines principle of „extended producer responsibility“, respectively, responsibility of all subjects in the life-cycle of packaging; producers, fillers (producers of finished products), importers, distributers and merchants; to recycle and re-use packaging waste evolved on the market after consumption of their products in the percentages defined by the country, until the goals form the EU Directive are fulfilled.

Possibility for the packaging industry, i.e. legal obligors: packaging producers, fillers, importers, distributers and merchants, to establish their system operator, through which they fullfill their legal obligations, is a good practice accepted from European countries, proven to be the most efficient and most rational.

Seven leading companies from different packaging industries from Bosnia and Herzegovina founded Ekopak d.o.o. in accordance with the principle of „extended producer responsibility“, that is incorporated in the Ordinance of Packaging and Packaging Waste Management (Official Gazette of FB&H, no. 88/11, 28 December 2011)

Law on environmental protection
Law on waste management
Ordinance on packaging and packaging waste management
Amendments to the Ordinance on Packaging and Packaging Waste Management
EU Directive on packaging and packaging waste
Decision and Resolution on naming the Coordination Council for Monitoring of the Implementation of the Ordinance
Ordinance on termination of Ordinance on Packaging and Packaging Waste Management
Competition Council's Resolution - Revocation of Ordinance on termination of Ordinance on Packaging and Packaging Waste Management - Official Gazette B&H no.35/16
Ordinance repealing the Ordinance on cessation of the Ordinance Official Gazette 54-16 and Competition Councils resolution Official Gazette 41-16