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ASPECTS OF IMPROVING WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

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Gela Aladashvili

PhD in economics, Professor, Dean Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Guram Tavartkilaze Tbilisi Teaching University , ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2786-3346

Keywords: Waste Management; EU Waste Framework Directive.

Abstract

DOI suffix: 10.36962/NEC17022022-76

A number of measures are implemented in Georgia from the perspective of waste management. Laws have been developed, including within the framework of harmonization with the European Union. Some practical steps have also taken but challenges still remain. Becoming familiar with EU practices will play a valuable role in overcoming these challenges. In this paper, some of the measures implemented and planned to improve waste management in EU are studied and analyzed. The 8th Environmental Action Program of the European Union has prioritized that by 2050 at the latest, people will live well, taking into account planetary boundaries in a welfare economy. In this kind of world, where nothing is lost, growth is regenerative, achieving climate neutrality across the Union and with significantly reduced inequality. The European experience of waste management shows that it should be developed in coordination with environmental action plans. In addition, activating the involvement of all stakeholders is a daily task to achieve the set goals of waste management. The final part of the paper presents the important aspects of the measures to be taken to increase the efficiency of waste management in the European Union, which will also be useful for overcoming the relevant challenges in Georgia.

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The New Economist N2-4, (2022), Vol 17, Issue 2

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Published Date:

07/12/2022