“Clean Up Georgia” Project (Phase III) Meetings in Signagi and Lagodekhi Municipalities
On February 16 , 201 7 , Georgian Society of Nature Explorers “Or ch is” arranged m eeting s in Signagi and Lagodekhi Municipalit ies with the participation of representatives of Signagi Municipality Deputy Administrator, “Public Utilities” Ltd Director, his Deputy, representatives of the mentioned municipalities’ Administration and Assembly, non-for profit juridical persons, private companies and others.
At the Meetings there were discussed the following issues: waste management in Georgia, legal requirements; international obligations and European experience; waste management planning; assessment of the impact of illegal landfills on the state of adjacent territories and on population health. The interest among the participants towards the meetings was keen which once more proves that the demand of the society is to live in clean environment and actively participate in the activities directed at the solution of problems connected with wastes.
The project “Clean Up Georgia” is being carried out by a consortium of NGOs: Georgian Society of Nature Explorers “Orchis”, “Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth-Georgia” and “Raising of Ecological Awareness and Waste Management” with the financial support of the Government of Sweden, with the support of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, in cooperation with the Ltd “Solid Waste Management Company of Georgia”.