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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
Five things you need to know about glass recycling
Due to the insufficient number of containers for the disposal of glass packaging, but also the lack of appropriate recycling facilities, in the Western Balkans glass is significantly less recycled than in the EU member states. EU countries recycle about 70% of glass packaging annually, while in BiH this amount is only 12%.
Most of the used glass in our country ends up in landfills or illegal dumps and in such conditions it takes as much as 5,000 years to decompose.
Given that glass is the only packaging material with 100% recycling efficiency and can be recycled indefinitely, we are free to award it the title - "star of the recycling industry"! Therefore, before we put next time an empty glass bottle or jar from the winter in a container with other municipal waste, we should keep in mind some of the following facts:
- By recycling one glass bottle, a 100W bulb can glow for a full 4 hours!
- By recycling one glass bottle, you save energy to power your computer for 25 minutes!
- Recycling one ton of glass saves 42Kwh of electricity or 19 liters of oil!
- By recycling 1000 kilograms of glass, the emission of harmful gases is reduced by 3 kilograms compared to the production of new glass.
- By recycling glass, we can save about 40% of the energy and 50% of water needed to produce new glass and reduce air pollution by 20% and water by 50%.
In order to make the situation, regarding the management of glass packaging waste in the region more favorable in the coming period, the project "Management of glass packaging in the Western Balkans" is being implemented. More than a thousand special containers for disposing of glass packaging will be placed in urban and rural areas of BiH, Serbia and Northern Macedonia. In our country, the project is being implemented in Konjic, Bihać, Novi Travnik and the Municipality of Ilidža and the goal is to increase the amount of collected glass packaging in the region by 20%. The project in BiH is being implemented by Naled, GIZ, Redah and company Ekopak.