CIAK handles 70 000 tons of waste yearly, sustaining a circular battery market in Croatia

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CIAK Sektor Ekologije

C.I.A.K. is a Croatian waste management company that recovers hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Focusing on the recovery and recycling of accumulators and batteries, C.I.A.K. helps close the loop for these critical products by adopting circular waste management processes.

The whole process complies with Croatia's strategy for managing waste batteries and accumulators and its circular economy goals.

Main results
  • Accounting all of its premises and processes, C.I.A.K. manages over 70 000 tons of hazardous and non-hazardous waste each year.
  • It processes 95% of lead-acid batteries in Croatia, placing the new batteries on the national market.
  • The recycling centre in Zabok is the only Croatian centre to meet all European standards.