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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
Young Eco Reporters are the Future of Clean Environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina
For the first time in Bosnia and Herzegovina is implemented the International program "Young Eco Reporters", whose organizers are leading info platform for young "hocu.ba", incubator of social innovation "Munja" and Ekopak.
The aim of this program which is implemented in more than 30 countries is to engage young people from 14-18 years old to explore environmental questions and issues and report them through written, photographic or video record, and whenever possible to propose solutions. The program develops the skills and knowledge of young people, providing them a deeper understanding of sustainable development and environmental protection, it strengthens their communication and civic skills, personal initiative, teamwork, critical analysis, social responsibility and leadership skills.
In the preliminary activities were held workshops in high schools in Sarajevo, Mostar, Tuzla, Travnik and Bihac, which were attended by professors and students who are educated on how to participate in the program, after which is opened the official call for participation with detailed instructions on Ekopak's and info platform "hocu.ba" webpages.
The students from 42 high schools from different parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina showed the great interest for program and have sent artworks in deadline, which proved their awareness of environmental problems. Students sent artworks in some of the three categories: article, photography or photo-reportage, short video.
The expert jury that selected the winners is:
• Selma Milovanovic (Al Jazeera Balkans),
• Sanela Habes (BH radio 1),
• Ena Brankovic (Federal TV),
• EKOPAKs representative.
First place in each category receives tablets + paid study visit in one of the EU countries.
Second place in each category receives a paid study visit in one of the EU countries.
From the third to fifth places in each category, contestants will receive a special package MER.
The winners in category ARTICLE are:
1. Naim Mustafic, High medical school, Mostar
2. Pasko Bubalo, Gymnasium, Ljubuski
3. Amela Jahic, Gymnasium “Ismet Mujezinovic”, Tuzla
4. Almedina Alic, Economy and Trade high school, Tuzla
5. Melita Mustafic, High school “Nikola Tesla” Samac.
The winners in category PHOTOGRAPHY OR PHOTO-REPORTAGE are :
1. Amela Dzidic, Gymnasium “Mustafa Novalic”, Gradacac
2. Monika Kraljevic, High School Kresevo, Kresevo
3. Amina Halilovic, Mixed Secondary School Celic, Celic
4. Aldin Saric, Chemical School, Banovici
5. Esma Bilic, High school of agriculture, food, veterinary and services, Sarajevo
The winners in VIDEO category are:
1. Adi Glavinic, Gymnasium, Zivinice
2. Lamija Horic, First Gymnasium, Zenica
3. Edina Lapandic, Gymnasium “Mustafa Novalic”, Gradacac
4. Adna Hadzimuhamedovic, Gimnazija “Mustafa Novalic”, Gradacac
5. Dinno Bobic, Mixed Secondary Technical School Travnik, Travnik
These 15 contestants will be invited to award ceremony in Sarajevo, 06.06.2017. The best artworks will be promoted in next days on Ekopaks web and Facebook page and info platform "hocu.ba".