Montenegro and Albania towards Zero Waste

About the project

Zero waste protects the environment, benefits the economy and promotes social equity. That is why it is important to raise awareness about the negative health and environmental impacts of trash, and all the benefits that zero waste approach brings to society.

This project aims to reduce residual waste through waste reduction, reuse and recycling measures in Municipality of Gusinje in Montenegro and Municipality of Tropoje in Albania. It will guide local communities in these municipalities towards Zero Waste philosophy, connecting them with Zero Waste global network.

It is expected the project to achieve the following results:

  • The Platform for guiding local communities towards Zero Waste towns created;
  • Local communities encouraged and supported to reduce, recycle and reuse waste;
  • Sustainability of ZeroWaste practices ensured.


Dummy Grant


Project name:
Montenegro and Albania towards Zero Waste
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Municipality of Gusinje in Montenegro; Municipality of Tropoje, (Margegaj administrative unit) in Albania
Regional Development Agency for Bjelasica, Komovi and Prokletije
Partneri: Crna Gora bez smeća, Zero Waste Montenegro; Albanian Local Capacity Development Foundation; Green Line Albania

Success story

Montenegro and Albania towards Zero Waste

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