Establishing a sustainable waste management system concerns multiple aspects of the prospected geo-locations. Among them, the dynamics of the socio-economy play a crucial role. Based on the idea of circular economy (CE), the amount of waste, in general, should be reduced and the process of social involvement is embedded. This study aims to examine the social willingness towards a sustainable waste management system at a local level in Georgia. The research study was conducted with waste management analyses in Marneuli city in the South-Eastern Georgian district of Kvemo Kartli, as well as a survey in 510 households in Marneuli. A descriptive statistical analysis and a narrative analysis were used to evaluate the results of the survey. In Georgia, as a transitional country, local participation is still not well developed. However, this research study shows that the potentiality and the social request for the environmental actions at a local level exist. The key results of this study are that the robust connection with the locals is a fundamental factor in implementing a sustainable waste management plan at a local level.


  • The study of the Club of Rome, “The Limits to Growth,” showed that the individual actions of people have global effects

  • Since organic household and garden waste (OHW) made up almost two-thirds of the total waste, it was necessary to determine the willingness of the inhabitants of Marneuli to separate the organic portion in the household

  • The results of this study have shown that the introduction of the separate collection and composting of organic household and garden waste (OHW) can lead to a significant improvement of the present waste management in Marneuli, Georgia, towards a more sustainable system

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The study of the Club of Rome, “The Limits to Growth,” showed that the individual actions of people have global effects. In February, 2009, the European Parliament [4] adopted its recommendations on the EU climate protection policy in the climate protection report: “2050: The future begins today—Recommendations for a future integrated EU climate protection policy.”. In this resolution, the European Parliament puts the “policy orientations” on “waste treatment and the resource management” and stresses the importance of a separate collection of bio-waste and recycling in contributing significantly to avoiding direct emissions from landfills [4]. In the treatment of organic household and garden waste (OHW), the formation of the greenhouse gases methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) is predominantly influenced by the C and N content in the source material and by the process conditions, and less by the constructional and process equipment of the treatment plant [5,6]


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