Bioremediation Campaign in the Municipality of Gardabani, Kvemo Kartli Region
On the 28th of October 2020, in the frames of the Keep Georgia Tidy Project, Georgian Society of Nature Explorers “Orchis” organized a soil bioremediation campaign at dumpsites (3 locations) in Gardabani municipality, Kvemo Kartli Region.
The campaign included soil sampling from dumpsites found nearby Gardabani main road for chemical analysis followed by cleaning up of the dumpsite areas and bioremediation of these territories with use of clinoptilolite – a cheap raw material, which is available in Georgia. Mixing this material into soil improves its quality and chemical content (eventually) so that various seedlings could be planted in the treated area. As a result, the territory becomes not only tidy, but reinstated as well.
The Keep Georgia Tidy Project aims to attain environmentally conscious generation, reduce pollution from municipal waste (40%) and cut greenhouse gas emissions (10%) in Georgia by 2023 as well as decrease the content of heavy metals by 10% in contaminated soil in targeted areas.
The Keep Georgia Tidy Project is being implemented by the NGOs consortium: Georgian Society of Nature Explorers “Orchis”, Keep Georgia Tidy and Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth-Georgia through financial support of the Government of Sweden.