Via a Twitter post, Meta said that no one should allow mismanagement of urban waste and air pollution to damage citizens’ lives.
“Albania lacks nothing to be the ‘diamond’ of the Mediterranean and Europe,” Meta said, calling for everyone’s contribution in protecting the country’s nature.
Meta said he will support “civil society and honest activists that by protecting Albania’s environment and natural beauties protect the prosperous future of the country.”
On World Environment Day, Minister of Tourism and Environment Blendi Klosi said that Albania is not polluted, but unclean due to the mismanagement of urban waste.
Klosi visited Sharra landfill, a public investment of the government in the capital Tirana, calling this investment a turning point for the whole way of urban waste management in the country.
“Sharra landfill is an example of a real transformation of a harmful ‘hotspot’ for Tirana into a green lung for the city. Today we can say that we have made not only good laws but real investments for a clean Albania,” Klosi said.
He also mentioned a series of measures taken by the government for the environment, such as the law on banning the use of plastic bags and the decision on banning old cars from entering Albania.