Current situation

On this page you will find a brief overview of key data and the results, which the EKO‑KOM System has attained during recent years.

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Number of clients 20.382 20.586 20.778 21.052 21.197 21.223
Packaging introduced onto the market in the CZ (t) 2.912.907 3.023.010 3.326.520 3.374.428 3.507.197 3.994.984
of this one way packaging 968.171

(33%)

1.032.820

(34%)

1.091.050

(33%)

1.187.087

(35%)

1.219.696

(35%)

1.227.289

(31%)

of this reusable packaging 1.944.736

(67%)

1.990.190

(66%)

2.235.470

(67%)

2.187.341

(65%)

2.287.501

(65%)

2.767.695

(69%)

The number of clients involved in the EKO‑KOM System has remained on practically the same level in the long-term. The number of importers, manufacturers and fillers of packaging and packaged products, who have decided to transfer their statutory obligations to the EKO‑KOM System fluctuates throughout the year as a result of termination of activities or merger of some companies. 81% of packaging is introduced onto the market in the Czech Republic by clients participating in the EKO‑KOM System.

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Number of municipalities 6.114 6.123 6.131 6.146 6.160
Number of inhabitants 10.515.124 10.557.495 10.589.729 10.632.482 10.678.586
Proportion of population 99% 99% 99% 99% 99%
Total recovered waste 793.658 t 804.086 t 841.601 t 888.339 t 926.055 t

 

The table indicates a slight increase in the number of involved municipalities and inhabitants participating in the separated waste system. At the present time, more than 73% of the population of the Czech Republic actively participates in waste separation, i.e. almost three quarters of the population! The achieved percentage of recycling of packaging waste has increased, which is most important from the viewpoint of the EU requirements on the Czech Republic.

Contacts
Lucie Müllerová

spokeperson
pr@ekokom.cz
+420 602 186 205