Kosovo - Promoting the Circular Economy through Private Waste Management Solutions
Despite the lack of a public recycling system in Kosovo, the presence of private companies committed to collecting separated waste creates opportunities to help protect the environment.
At present, the country is not yet equipped with a comprehensive and structured system for gathering and recycling waste. The public utility companies in charge of regular collection in municipalities transport the waste to large depots or landfills.
Nevertheless, some private companies operating in the country are dedicated to collecting materials such as plastic, paper and aluminium. They serve as centres for assembling waste, which is thereafter exported for processing and recycled.
Since December 2015, the LuxDev project’s premises and the Regional Office have been provided with the requisite infrastructure to practice waste separation. Through an “Eco-friend” subscription, a service project developed by the NGO Green Art Centre, a regular connection with these private companies is upheld and services guaranteed.
The aim of this activity is to reduce the environmental impacts and carbon footprint of LuxDev’s offices as well as raising awareness among LuxDev projects’ staff and its counterparts for recycling, environmental awareness and the circular economy. In this regard, the KSV/017 project has successfully implemented this system in its own offices and at the same time started discussions with the Ministry of Health (MoH), its main counterpart, to introduce a similar system for all its premises. The initial agreement has been reached with the Department of Administration and many enthusiasts have been identified among the MoH staff to help this initiative come to life .↑ To the top