Albania will be the first country in Europe to ban plastic bags lawfully. In this regard, Prime Minister Edi Rama informed from Durres that the most radical decision is being taken to turn Albania into the first place in Europe, where plastic bags are completely banned. “We will not allow the bags to enter the Albanian territory either by air, sea or land,” said Rama. This, according to him, is a difficult but necessary decision that has been taken by poor and rich countries. “Let’s take a sword and cut this Gordian knot that risks degrading year after year the biggest assets we do have, water and land,” Rama said.