Appropriate Waste Management remains an issue in the CBC GR-AL area. Many steps have been done towards an Integrated Waste Management but lots need still to be done. According the report of the European Environmental Agency named:”Municipal Waste Management”, in Albania, it is urgently required the establishment of a separate collection system for municipal solid waste (MSW) and currently the development of new regional landfills has been started, which are in compliance with the EU environmental and sanitary standards. On the Greek side,DIADYMA,the LB,the last decade,operates the Integrated Waste Management System(IWMS), a network of 10 local waste management units/transfer stations, a sanitary landfill, a recycling center and a MBT plant under construction.
The overall objective of LESS-WASTE-II is waste prevention through promotion of recycling/ composting practices by joint development and implementation of demonstration actions in the project partner areas.
Project’s strategy is to combine centralized management of bio-wastes, to achieve 2020 targets for less landfilling. Cooperation with municipalities is crucial, due to their responsibility in waste collection.
The project targets:
Main outputs of the project are:
Beneficiaries are the local municipalities who are participated to LESS WASTE II project actively.
The project follows a common approach in planning and implementing the project and the CBC cooperation is crucial for the transfer of know-how in Waste Management and the prevention of landfilling. The original part of the project is the integrated approach followed by initiating collection-at-source to composting and recycling following a holistic approach.
The project results provide direct added value to the Programme Area as it promotes activities that concern the sustainable management of waste, which contribute to: the conservation and protection of the natural environment, the improvement of the quality of life and the sustainable development of the area in general.