Category: Environment

Single-Use Plastic Bags Ban Enters into Force in Albania

Single-Use Plastic Bags Ban Enters into Force in Albania

TIRANA, July 2 Officially, July marks the end of single-use plastic bags era in Albania. The ban on single-use plastic bags that entered into force on July 1st foresees fines and penalties for that continue to produce and use single-use plastic bags. The decision, that...

How Much Plastic Waste Does each Albanian Create per Year?

How Much Plastic Waste Does each Albanian Create per Year?

TIRANA, May 10 Plastic pollution is a serious and pressing issue all over the world. Despite the various attempts for cutting plastic use in various countries, Albania included, the average European citizen creates 31kg of plastic waste per year. The data are concerning for Albania....

Action to Stop Coastal Erosion Kicks Off in Kune Vain Lagoon

Action to Stop Coastal Erosion Kicks Off in Kune Vain Lagoon

TIRANA, January 11 Kune Vain Lagoon, in northwestern Albania, is the first protected area in the country. In 1940 it was proclaimed a hunting reserve. The lagoon suffered damage after the 90s due to illegal constructions and hunting. Yet one of the major threats to...