Promotion of Less Waste II – Waste Prevention and Recycling at the Cross-Border Area
Proper waste management remains an issue in the Albania-Greece cross-border area. Steps have been taken towards Integrated Waste Management, but there is still much to do. According to “Municipal Waste Management”, a report by the European Environment Agency, in Albania, the establishment of a special collection system for municipal solid waste (MSW) is urgently required, whereas the development of new regional landfills, which are in compliance with EU environmental and sanitary standards, has started.
The project’s strategy is to combine centralized bio-waste management to achieve the 2020 targets for fewer landfills. The project aims to i) improve waste management capacities in the target areas, especially in the composting and recycling sectors; ii) significantly improve the capacity of composting/recycling containers either at neighborhood level or at home (separation at source) to 30%.
The overall objective of Less Waste II is waste prevention through the promotion of recycling/composting practices which is done through the joint development and implementation of demonstration actions in the project’s partner areas.