The people of Rustavi are working together to reduce pollution and improve living conditions in their city.
Local civic groups Gavigudet and EcoCentre, both USAID partners, are documenting pollution levels coming from the city’s industrial zone, and advocating for measures to cut emissions and improve air quality. Thanks to their advocacy, 13 out of 15 factories operating in Rustavi have now installed air filters and self-monitoring systems.
The Ministry of Environmental Protection also referred to Gavigudet’s reports when evaluating previous Rustavi atmospheric air improvement plans. Gavigudet and Ecocentre continue to work for a cleaner and healthier environment for everyone in Rustavi.