Montenegro and Albania towards Zero Waste
European Union funding within the framework of Cross Border Cooperation Programme Montenegro – Albania 2014-2020 under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II)
Regional Development Agency – RDA Bjelasica, Komovi, Prokletije (lead partner) and Albanian Local Capacity Development Foundation – ALCDF
This cross-border project will be implemented in Gusinje, Montenegro and Margegaj, Albania. We chose Gusinje as it is a small rural municipality with beautiful nature, which, due to insufficient waste management, is susceptible to waste dumping. We plan to make a systematic change by implementing home and community composting, (door-to-door) separate waste collection, promoting waste prevention methods and raising awareness in the community. We are implementing the Zero Waste Cities Program for the first time in Montenegro, starting with the small municipality and hopefully guiding others in the near future.