This international students camp, hosted by RM@Schools Partner UniBL, was opened on 30 August with the presence of the Minister of Education and Culture of the Republika Srpska, Natalija Trivić. The Ministry of Education and Culture has been supporting the project, which promotes scientific and applied aspects of chemistry and technology of natural raw materials, especially ores, in primary and secondary schools.
Professors and students from Italy, Hungary, Germany and Bosnia & Herzegovina participated to the camp. On the first day, oral and poster presentations were organized, and on the second day, the participants visited EFT Stanari and the factory “Omorika reciklaža” in Doboj. In the thermal power plant, they learned about the possibilities for minimizing chemical pollution in this type of industry, as well as the extraordinary practice of soil reclamation that is carried out in the mine. The “Omorika Recyclaža” factory, which deals with the mechanical recycling of used polyethylene terephthalate, especially PET bottles, also presented its new line for the processing of waste polypropylene (PP). This method of recycling, in which the other participating countries already have good experience, is particularly important considering that PP waste accumulates in the region as a result of the use of this packaging material for packing dairy products.
News segment about the event on RTRS (Radio Television of Republika Srpska)
News segment about the event on RTV BN
News article about the event on N1 TV's website (CNN International affiliate channel)
Description of the event on UniBL's website