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Solid Waste Management in the Municipality (On the Example of Kutaisi)

Darejan Chkhirodze () and Nikoloz Chikhladze ()
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Darejan Chkhirodze: Kutaisi University
Nikoloz Chikhladze: Kutaisi University

Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, 2019, vol. XIX, issue 1, 83-87

Abstract: The management of solid municipal waste in Georgia is one of the most important environmental challenges because the existing system requires radical reform. Establishment of solid municipal waste management system and efficient functioning is a prerequisite for the development of urbanization. Effective management of solid waste remains a problem in post-Soviet countries, including Georgia, Kutaisi in particular. The Law on “Waste Management Code†, adopted in Georgia (2015) and responds to Georgia's obligations under the Association Agreement with the European Union. In this work the research was conducted on the example of Kutaisi municipality, the problems in the field have been identified, namely outdated landfills, problems in waste collection and recycling, The negative impact of landfills on environmental and human health has been identified, and recommendations have been developed based on sharing the experiences of other countries in solid waste management, in particular on the example of Moldavian and Romanian cities.

Keywords: waste; solid waste management; recycling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q01 Q5 R0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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