Albania banning non-hazardous waste imports

The law on integrated waste management approved in the late 2011 has been lately reviewed (in October 2013).

In 2011 the government approved the bill allowing some non-hazardous waste to be imported to the country. Now the article on importing non-hazardous waste has been removed. Commission of law in the Albanian Parliament argued that through this modification they will be able to encourage in-country separated waste collection and therefore continuously feeding up waste recycling industry established in country (during these years used as raw material imported non hazardous waste).