Situation with rainfall, Minister Klosi: It has created an emergency in the waste sector
The situation with floods in some areas of Albania due to heavy rainfall, also highlighted the problems with urban waste and their management in some municipalities. Tourism Minister Blendi Klosi during an online meeting with donors in the solid waste sector said that many landfills have been set up near river beds.
"We are in an emergency situation and we all need to understand in detail what we need to do to find a final solution to this problem."
Klosi said that the ministry has planned cooperation with donors to achieve the approximation of European directives in the national legal framework but also the establishment of a system for measuring municipal waste, rehabilitation of some existing landfills for a transitional period, promoting differentiated waste collection in some local units which will result in increased recycling in the country, awareness campaigns related to the promotion of composting as well as waste separation at source.