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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

Eco tips

06 12.13.

How paper is recycled?

There are several stages of processing from used to recycled paper.

After paper and cardboard packaging and other waste is disposed in adequate bins for separate waste disposal, paper waste can be recycled at least 7 times. Paper is then washed with soapy water where it is mixed to create ‘slurry’. The process is called flotation and it removes inks, plastic film, staples and glue and after that, the foam on the surface is removed. Such cleansed mixture is called pulp and it is used for making recycled paper rolls which is later cut into adequate size and it is ready to use. Cardboard packaging and newspapers are usually made from the recycled paper.

Please, watch a short animation about the recycling process taken from the RecycleNow website.

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