Recycling, Kosovo’s challenge for waste reduction

In Kosovo, it is very rare to find bins for waste separation, and recycling is made possible mainly through the individual contribution of waste collectors.

That is why Kosovo is facing big challenges in waste management. Due to the lack of infrastructure and limited financial resources, most of the waste in Kosovo goes to open dumps, causing environmental pollution and the health of citizens.

In this context, waste recycling becomes an important challenge for Kosovo. If waste is effectively recycled, it can be transformed into new and usable resources, thus reducing the amount of waste deposited on site. Waste recycling can also help reduce environmental pollution and boost the local economy.

In Kosovo, there are several private and public initiatives that have begun to focus on waste recycling, including non-governmental organizations and environmental activists. However, it is necessary for the government and local businesses to invest more in this sector and take measures to raise awareness among citizens about the importance of waste recycling.

Regarding this topic, conducted an interview with professor Besnik Shabiu, expert on the environment.

How can we increase the use of recycled materials in the production of new products and reduce the production of new waste?

This can be best achieved through incentive initiatives that would influence citizens to first classify waste and then subsidize companies to recycle waste without the need to use new resources.