Press-release 2nd meeting in Çorovodë

25/07/2019

Press release

Çorovodë, 12/07/2019

The second meeting of the project “LESS WASTE- Promotion of waste prevention and recycling at the cross-border area”, organized by Municipality of Skrapar in Çorovodë, was successfully completed in the framework of the cross-border cooperation program Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme “Greece-Albania 2014-2020” on Friday 12/07/2019, at Skrapar Municipality’s offices.

Representatives from all partners were present and especially from CERTH, Municipality of Grevena, Municipality of Kastoria, Waste Management of Western Macedonia (DIADYMA S.A.), Urban Research Institute (URI) and Municipality of Skrapar. The meeting was also attended by the Skrapar Municipality Deputy Mayor Mrs. Rudina Llango, Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Grevena Mr. Kiakas Zissis and Deputy Mayor of Planning and Development of the Municipality of Kastoria Mr. Kapris Dimitris.

During the meeting, the progress of the project was discussed and each participant presented separately the actions that have been implemented so far, the ones to be implemented and the problems they face. They also decided on the next semester’s actions to ensure that the project will not face delays.

The overall objective of LESS WASTE II program is waste prevention and promotion of composting at local and central level in the cross-border area between Greece and Albania. The program aims at composting organic waste from kitchens and gardens of households and catering companies as well as in organizing and optimizing organic waste management and composting at Community and Municipal level.

The program is based on the EU waste policy hierarchy, which makes waste prevention and the diversion of biodegradable waste from landfill as a priority according to the Commission’s Communication (2014) “Towards a cyclical economy: a program zero waste for Europe”.