The Committee discussed the enforcement of the by-laws on waste management within the oversight function. Information on the development and adoption of the normative acts deriving from the Waste Management Code was introduced by the Deputy Environmental Minister, Solomon Pavliashvili.
According to him, the sustainable development commitments under the Association Agreement are outlined in the national program of the Ministry. He introduced the main principles of waste management including the preliminary security measures, such are “proximity” principle, envisaging the processing of the wastes at the closest facility; “polluter pays” principle – obliging the polluter to cover the waste-related costs; and “self-provision” principle – requiring the operation of the municipal waste deployment and restoration facility integrated network.
The reporter stressed the normative acts – technical regulations, such are: medical waste management; plastic and bio-degradable bag regulation; and animal nonfood production health and activity-related business operator recognition”.
The changes are being developed to the Law on Waste Import, Export and Transit, and Waste Management Code along with the technical regulations about the management of the utilized vehicle wastes, and packaging waste management.
The parties discussed the implementation of the plan for 2016-2020 and development of the national action plan for 2021-2025. The Committee has developed the recommendations to the Ministry for intensification of the communication with the business sector and companies deploying the wear, lubricant and secondary hazardous wastes.