“Clean Up Georgia” Project Information on the Meeting held in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region
On April 22 , 201 5 , in the framework of the project “Clean U p Georgia – Raising of Public Awareness and Involvement in Solid Waste Management Improvement ” (Phase II) , Georgian Society of Nature Explorers “Or ch is” arranged a Meeting in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region (Akhaltsikhe city) with the participation of Deputy Mayor of Akhaltsikhe city, H eads , Superintendents and their Deputies of municipalities Sacrebulos (Councils) of Akhaltsikhe, Aspindza, Adigeni, Borjomi, Akhalkhalaki, Ninotsminda, representatives of societies of restricted liabilities, media and others.
The aim of the Meeting was public awareness raising in the field of waste management. The following issues were discussed at the Workshop: modern systems of solid wastes management, EU member states experience; assessment of the impact of illegal landfills on the ecological status of the adjacent territories which was prepared on the basis of the study results carried out by Georgian Society of Nature Explorers “Or ch is” . The interest among the participants was keen.
The project “Clean Up Georgia – Raising of Public Awareness and Involvement in Solid Waste Management Improvement ” (Phase II) is being carried out by a consortium of NGOs consisting of Georgian Society of Nature Explorers “Orchis”, Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth-Georgia and “Eco-Vision”, Union of Sustainable Development, with the financial support of the Government of Sweden.