3. Recycled

Recycling is the process of dealing with waste that leads to its reuse. Of course, no material can be recycled indefinitely, and unfortunately, even during the recycling process there is some environmental impact, but the more times the material is used, the better. The main benefits of recycling are the reduction of the need to extract new raw materials, the recovery of waste instead of dumping it on a landfill, and the overall saving of the environment.


Packaging can be made from natural substances that are easily degradable and can be returned to the biosphere, or from synthetic substances that can be extracted and reused. A circular economy, as far as packaging is concerned, works with the idea that waste doesn’t actually exist – the biological and technical components of a product are deliberately designed to circulate so that they can be broken down into raw materials and reused. Substances of biological origin are non-toxic and can therefore be composted. Synthetic substances are designed to be reused with a minimum amount of energy.


Real life examples

Eco-friendly filling material

Kartofix - fixation from used cartons

Recycled packaging produced by the customer using a simple machine.

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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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