Ten-year-old boys from Novi Travnik, Jure and Marko Slišković, have become real little recycling stars in their city. This municipality, through Ekopak, at the end of last year joined the regional project "Management of glass packaging in the Western Balkans" which in addition to Bosnia and Herzegovina is being implemented in Serbia and Northern Macedonia. In Novi Travnik, urban and rural area of this municipality, waste-bins for glass were set up to collect glass packaging which attracted the attention of the boys who initiated an action of collecting glass packaging.

Jure and Marko visited the houses of their neighbors for days and diligently collected glass packaging waste and filled it into a waste-bin for glass and in just a few days they collected 260 kg of glass packaging and filled the container. It was the first waste-bin for glass in Novi Travnik, but also in other local communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina where this project is being implemented, that the special container is 100% filled with waste glass packaging.

Their commitment to collecting glass packaging and preserving the environment in general did not go unnoticed, so Ekopak in cooperation with the utility company Vilenica-Čistoća and the Municipality of Novi Travnik, at the celebration of the Day of the Municipality of Novi Travnik, presented the boys with special recognition and gifts.

We remind you that the German Organization for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the National Alliance for Local Economic Development "Naled" from Serbia in cooperation with the first operator of the packaging waste management system in Bosnia and Herzegovina "Ekopak", and system operators "Sekopak" from Serbia and " Pakomak "from Northern Macedonia, as well as the Association for Economic Development of Herzegovina REDAH and the Association of Local Self-Government Units ZELS, launched a regional project" Management of glass packaging in the Western Balkans " which will be implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Bihać and Novi Travnik municipalities. Konjic and Ilidža and one of the goals is to increase the collection rate of glass packaging in these municipalities by 20%.