Prishtina, November 15, 2023 – A delegation of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, headed by Executive Director Arian Zeka, was received by the Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Liburn Aliu. The topic of discussion was the implementation of the Administrative Instruction for the Deposit Refund System (DRS), in which case such an initiative in the service of environmental protection was positively evaluated.
Minister Aliu spoke about the importance of this legal initiative, stating that something like this is also in line with similar initiatives in the European Union, and that the main goal is to reduce the uncontrolled disposal of packaging, but also to promote the circular economy.
Representatives of the American Chamber, which included Hakif Gashi from Meridian Corporation, Shaqir Palushi from Frutex/Golden Eagle and Frosina Islami from Coca Cola HBC, expressed their concerns regarding the short time provided for the implementation of this bylaw. requesting to examine the possibilities of extending the term of entry into force of the provision in question.