In June 2005 on the island of Krk an ecological system of taking care of communal waste was introduced, under the now famous name Eco island Krk.
Eco island Krk represents a complete model of waste management, which is the first of its kind in Croatia that treats all types of waste.
6500 containers have been installed in 1400 places on the island in order to ensure the successful operation of the scheme.
Domestic waste is collected in five separate containers (organic waste, paper, PET waste, glass and other).
The island of Krk even has seven POSAMs, special collection areas (each local autonomy unit has one) where citizens may drop off larger household waste, old furniture, white goods, old cars , car tyres and dangerous waste free of charge.
In these special collection areas, citizens are recompensed with 0, 50 kn for each packaging product (PET waste, glass, aluminium).
The island of Krk gathers around 19,500 tons of communal waste per year, of which some 12,000 tons is gathered during the summer season.
Currently 30% of all waste is diversified.
The sorted waste is processed in a modern recycling forecourt and is prepared for recycling, whilst the unsorted waste, is deposited at the Treskavac deposit using the most modern methods.
The aim is to increase the percentage of sorted waste by 5 % each year.
Diversified waste is taken to the recycling forecourt where it is additionally sorted, pressed and baled:
- Office paper
- Aluminium cans
- PET packaging
- Other plastic packaging
- Hard plastic
- Foil and nylon bags
More information on www.ponikve.hr