This report/policy paper seeks to provide an outline of the waste management system within Kosovo, particularly focusing on the role of ‘informal waste collectors’. It details the situation of waste collection in Kosovo and the part informal waste collectors play in this. It then turns to the particular circumstances, difficulties and human right abuses the informal waste collectors are encountering. Following this, a number of recommendations to improve Kosovo’s waste collection industry and most importantly how to lift the informal waste collectors out of poverty and to meet their rights as proper citizens, are made based in part on the experiences of ECMI Kosovo and other organisations in this sector. Kosovo’s new law on Social Enterprise represents a significant particular opportunity for this purpose.
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