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Albania to Ban Lightweight Plastic Bags Starting July 4th
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Albania to Ban Lightweight Plastic Bags Starting July 4th

TIRANA, June 14 July 4th will mark the start of the fight against plastic pollution in Albania. Starting the fourth of July in Albania it will be illegal to import, manufacture, use, sell, or bring into the country via land or air lightweight plastic bags. “This is a difficult but necessary decision,” Prime Minister Edi...

How Much Plastic Waste Does each Albanian Create per Year?
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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. According to the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), every citizen...

Commercial Wastewater, Subjects to Install Treatment Systems by June 1st
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Commercial Wastewater, Subjects to Install Treatment Systems by June 1st

TIRANA, March 28 June 1st is the deadline for all commercial subjects for installing a treatment system for sewage waters. Subjects that fail to meet the deadline will have their environmental permits revoked. This was confirmed on Tuesday by Minister of Tourism and Environment Blendi Klosi during a meeting with Albanian and international experts. They...