Solid Waste Management Sector in Georgia: Challenges and Recommendations


This paper addresses the sector of Solid Waste Management in Georgia, identifies and analyzes the areas requiring improvement, and develops recommendations.

In the Georgian economy, solid waste management is a relatively new sector, albeit some processing and recycling practices are already up and running for several types of waste. Today, the sector encompasses a wide range of activities related to waste processing, including the processing of plastics, paper, cardboard, wood, metal, glass, used oil, tires, electrical and electronic equipment, batteries, vehicles, and hazardous waste.

This policy paper also relies on the findings of quarterly analytical reports on the aforementioned priority sectors, prepared by PMC Research and the International School of Economics at the Tbilisi State University (ISET) between 2020 and 2022 as part of the USAID Economic Security Program. The policy paper was created in collaboration with the Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Committee of the Parliament of Georgia.

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