Environmental cooperation with Georgia The Swedish Environment Protection Agency is cooperating with Georgia on waste management since 2013. svenska Share Contact Listen The current project agreement was signed in June 2017. The original request for cooperation came from Tbilisi City Hall and expressed the need for technical assistance. Our project partners in Georgia are the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, together with the waste management companies: Solid Waste Management Company, TbilService Ltd and Adjara Waste Management Company. Since 2014, Georgia has an association agreement with EU. Hence, their challenges to a large degree are about meeting EU standards for waste management. For instance, landfills need to meet EU regulations and guidelines, and hazardous waste needs to be handled separately and in accordance with EU standards. Swedish EPA will contribute with experiences of waste acceptance criteria and hazardous waste inventory. The focus areas for the project are Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), management of hazardous and biodegradable waste as well as hazardous waste inventory. Within these areas, Swedish EPA will be sharing knowledge and competence with the partners during the whole duration of the project. Since 2017, Swedish EPA: organized 3 study tours on EPR, Hazardous waste and Biodegradable waste for, in total, around 50 Georgian participants; shared knowledge on waste acceptance criteria; provided the Second opinion on Georgia Hazardous Waste Management Feasibility Study The project is expected to be finalized in 2019 and the following activities are expected to be implemented: share knowledge on Methodology for Inventory of Contaminated areas and organize training on Hazardous waste inventory in Georgia provide Job-shadowing activity on biodegradable and hazardous waste as well as communal services connected to waste management organize waste management course in Georgia on the topic "Hazardous Waste Facility: management and operations".