Solid Waste Management In Batumi: Practices And Challenges

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G. Dumbadze
K. Guchmanidze
T. Okropiridze

Abstract

The aim of the study was to review existing waste management practices at Batumi landfill and to identify problems, as well as to analyze the composition and quantity of waste and justify their potential recycling prospects in the future. The study was conducted in spring 2019 and summer using randomly sampled waste material. Waste composition was studied using the standard testing method developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the amount of solid waste was determined by the method of Gawaiikar and Deshpande. Investigations identified ten main categories of waste, including organic waste 28.0%, polyethylene / plastic 21.6%, paper and cardboard 16.2%. Their quantitative differences between spring and summer seasons were revealed. In the case of plastics, paper and cardboard waste, subcategories, which require their organized collection and allow for increased processing scale, have also been identified. The surveys allow for the separation and recycling process of separate waste streams to be planned.

Keywords:
Solid Waste Management
Published: Sep 19, 2020

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Ecology of Landscape and Environmental Protection