The study delves into implementing reuse business models in Kosovo's Circular Economy, focusing on Prishtina, Vushtrri, and Prizren. It employed desk research and stakeholder interviews, aiming to understand the potential for reuse in plastic packaging, perceptions of Circular Economy, and challenges in waste management. Identified were inadequate waste services, illegal landfills, and weak enforcement of waste laws as major hurdles. Gender inequality was also highlighted, pointing out obstacles faced by women in economic participation.
Prishtina emerges as the most promising hub for exploring reuse solutions in the packaging sector, backed by strong public sector support, active private sector involvement, robust awareness campaigns, and a commitment to gender equality. While Prizren and Vushtrri display potential, collaborative efforts are crucial to overcome challenges and garner backing for circular initiatives across Kosovo.