• 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


01 02.19.

Association of system operators in BiH is founded

Licensed system operators for managing package material and package material waste in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, companies Ekopak Sarajevo and Eko život Tuzla, and licensed system operators for managing electronic and electronics waste Kim Tec Eko Vitez and Zeos Sarajevo, have founded the Association of system operators in BiH (ASO), whose aim is improvement and development of recycling system and using special categories of waste in Federation of BiH.

Founders of Association, director of ‘’Ekopak’’ Amela Hrbat, director of ‘’Eko život’’ Jasmin Osmanović, director ‘’Kim Tec Eco’’ Zdenko Marković, and director of ‘’Zeos’’ Emil Šehić, have adopted the aims of Association, who represent in the first place interests of its members, with the aim of improving legislative regulations in this field, and create positive economic setting. A huge attention the Association will devote to education, promotion and raise of conscious regarding importance of managing special waste material, and to partnership with relevant departments with the aim of creating legal framework based on European Union acquis (French acquis communautaire) and the best European practices.

At today’s assembly licensed operators chose Amela Hrbat as the president of the Association, who thanked to the founders for their trust, and emphasized that ASO will be  reliable partner to its members as to the state, and all with the aim of further improvement of managing recycling system of package material and its waste, and electronic and electronics waste.

‘’Taking into consideration difficulties we had within legal framework we work, general situation in state with recycling capacities,  and capacities for separated delay and accumulation of waste, founding of this Association was much-needed, and we are glad that all licensed partners in FBiH have supported this idea. By our side stands huge knowledge, years-long experience and significant infrastructure, that we can use for further improvement of recycling system and use of packing material, electronic and electronics waste in FBiH,’’ said Amela Hrbat.

Vice- chairman of Foreign Trade Chamber in Federation of BiH Mirsad Jašarspahić, within whose framework the Association is founded, emphasized that the Chamber will provide professional help to the Association:

‘’We are aware of importance of further development of established systems for recycling and use of special categories of waste, that function under principle of prolonged producer’s responsibility. This practically means that with systems, over licensed operators, manages economy that in its business puts into trade products that become later recycling material, that is electronic and electronics waste, and mostly this finances systems. This principle is a good practice taken from European Union countries, by which results are achieved by the lowest maintainable expenses and the highest benefits for environment. For this reason the Foreign Trade Chamber FBiH has steadily stood by the Association and we wish them a huge success in further work,’’ Said Mirsad Jašarspahić.

The Association seat is in the Foreign Trade Chamber of FBiH in Sarajevo, Branislav Đurđev Street no.10.