This week, with a visit to the Zejmen High School, concludes the tour of the exhibition “Re: Waste – How Sweden is re thinking resources” in the schools of Lezha.
Today we can conclude that 3120 students and about 200 teachers have been exposed to the information contained in the exhibition panels on the waste management model applied in Sweden as a case study.
At the end of this experience we can’t help but reflect, among other things, on the reasons why we often hear the phrase “Albania can’t be compared to X developed country and what is done there does not apply to Albania”, but the question arises why is it that in many cases national pride prevails when it comes to appreciating the talents of Albanians around the world and in their own country as bright minds with potential to achieve everything but a model proven to be possible by almost every EU country and in this case Sweden, can’t be executed?! Alas, it is also an agreed requirement from the Acquis of European Integration? The answer has always been the will and prioritization of every government institution and also community structures, not a question of possible or not.
The waste we produce day by day does not magically disappear because the municipality takes it by truck and removes it from our sight to accumulate it in an environmental death pit! This should be understood, leaving aside the skepticism that characterizes the lazy and non-visionaries, by giving it a try as a change, how you feel when you are filled with ambition, enthusiasm and hope for what you can achieve. If the issue of waste re-use in a circulating economy is seen through these lenses, we would surely see a change soon! If then this returns to the norm from the imposition of state policies, there would be no doubt about the implementation of the waste management methodology as a complete process and not as a minimalist and truncated scenario.