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Austrian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Issue 7-8/2015

Urban waste management in Albania

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29013/AJH-15-7.8-157-159

Pages: 157 - 159

Authors: Mecaj S.

Abstract: Environmental legislation in Albania is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Albania, general and specific laws to the environment, decisions of the Council of Ministers, orders and instructions to ministries, specific regulations etc. This legislation is approaching EU standards, because is based on the same principles and continues to be in an intensive process of the improvements. Albania is included in the recent urban developments, which is associated with environmentally cost. Problems remain urban and acoustic pollution, recycling and waste handling, cutting and uncontrolled forest exploitation, or riverbeds, causing encroachment and damage to biodiversity where they arise. Urban waste management continues to be one of the most serious environmental problems in Albania, polluting the environment and endangering the health of residents. Data on environmental indicators help decision makers to be more effective in their work, but also helps citizens, businesses, investors, etc.

Keywords: environment, environmental protection, biodiversity, urban waste, urban waste management, environmental indicators, increased consumption, the right management policies, recycling.

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