Packaging waste is crucial in our everyday life since its numerous useful properties and the possibility to transport and store a wide variety of products in it. Most often, various types of plastic, paper and cardboard, glass, metal, and other materials are used for this purpose.

Besides these basic materials, most packaging contains additional harmful substances such as glue, paints, coatings, etc. And the material itself in certain types of packaging waste poses a danger to human health and the environment. For example, it is known that PET plastic is a huge global problem, not only because of its indestructibility but also because it tends to release microplastics and these small pieces of plastic then end up in the soil, water, and living things. Research has shown that microplastics are found in almost everything (including food), and frightening statistics show that each of us eats so much plastic per week that one payment card could be made of it!

We don’t need to emphasize how important it is to get rid of packaging waste in a conscientious way so that it does not pose a threat to living beings and the nature around us and it doesn’t accumulate in the environment or landfills as one of the most common types of waste.

Here is a list of the packaging waste that we buy and recycle in Steel Impex:

  • waste cardboard
  • waste paper
  • waste glass packaging
  • waste wooden packaging
  • waste PET packaging
  • waste nylon

And the solution that turns every waste into a new usable resource is, of course, recycling!

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The storage capacity of PET packaging in all our centers is 3,000 tons per year.

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In 2021, 1,467 tons less CO2 was produced, thanks to recycling packaging waste.

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Three centers for treating recyclable and other waste in Serbia.

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The entire plant in Kraljevo is powered by a solar power plant of 550 kWh.


If properly disposed of and treated, PET packaging can be recycled an unlimited number of times.

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