5. Single-material

Although we prefer environmentally friendly materials, we do not discard plastics.
If you have plastic packaging (e.g. bag, box), choose a filling material also made of plastic – bubble wrap or air cushions and use classic adhesive tape for sealing.
This will allow the end user to sort the packaging into a plastic container and the environmental impact will be less than if the packaging ended up in a landfill.


The end recipient of the packaging should have the sorting as easy as possible.
This can be achieved if the packaging, filling material and other packaging elements consist of the same type of material.
Our solution is an outer wrapping made of corrugated cardboard, paper fixation and paper adhesive tape. Some of our packaging is fitted with features to enable the box to be unfolded flat for disposal in the recycling container.

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Real life examples

Ecological packaging for fast delivery

Fixation of grinding wheels

The practical PadPak padding system will safely protect the grinding wheels during transport. Together with the box, the fixation forms a single type of paper packaging.

More about sustainable packaging

5 principles of eco-friendly packaging

The use of packaging in practice determines its sustainability as much as the packaging itself. We have defined and follow 5 basic procedures.


By engaging in targeted environmental activities (e.g. waste sorting), you are helping the environment. You are increasing the chances of the present and future generations to live in comfortable conditions.

In addition, non-compliance with certain environmental principles is subject to sanctions due to non-compliance with applicable legislative standards.

The carbon footprint is the sum of released greenhouse gases expressed in CO2 equivalents. This measure can be applied to all activities and products. It can refer to an individual, a product or an event.

Efforts to reduce the carbon footprint can be made by a company as part of corporate projects and do not have to be certified projects. Just a local “mini-project”, such as collecting rubbish around the company, can help.

But above all, it depends on each individual how they approach this issue. Do I sort waste? Is there anything I can do to reduce my paper consumption? How do I get to work? Even such seemingly trivial matters affect the CO2 footprint.

In more demanding cases, you as a company can have a certified company calculate the amount of emissions you produce. These emissions can then be offset by investments in climate protection projects (e.g. afforestation).

Corrugated board is made from natural, biodegradable materials such as paper fibres and organic starch adhesive. It is therefore degradable without negative consequences for the environment.

Plastic is a material made from petroleum derivatives and is almost indestructible in nature, unfortunately it is one of the biggest polluters of the environment. It is therefore necessary to sort it so that it is recycled and the negative consequences for biodiversity are eliminated as much as possible.

EKO-KOM is an authorised packaging company, founded in 1997 by industrial companies producing packaged goods. This non-profit joint-stock company has created and effectively operates a nationwide system that ensures the sorting, recycling and recovery of packaging waste at a high European level. The name “EKO-KOMSystem”was adopted for the entire complex of activities provided by the company

The company also provides a number of support projects encouraging municipalities and companies to collect and sort waste and is actively involved in awareness-raising activities in this area.

More information can be found on EKO-KOM website.


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