Major “world-renowned” corporations are deceiving the Russian authorities by offering false data on the disposal of packaging and items, violating the nation’s prolonged producer-responsibility legal guidelines, together with recycling.
That’s based on Alexander Kozlov, Russia’s Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology, who informed Moscow each day RBK that these giant companies wish to keep away from the extra prices of taking care of the surroundings.
“We need to take control because, in the reports of some world-renowned companies, we see how they cheat us without shame,” Kozlov stated.
Russia has had an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) mechanism in place since 2015. The producer is meant to both dispose of products and packaging itself or pay a price for one more firm to do it. According to Russia’s environmental watchdog Rosprirodnadzor, the date-data for 2020 exhibits that solely 20,000 out of four million corporations submitted their experiences.
At the beginning of subsequent yr, handed recycling reforms might be absolutely carried out that may embody enforced recycling of 100% of packaging. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology predicts that after implementing the reform, the environmental tax obtained by Moscow might improve to 136 billion rubles ($1.eight billion a yr).
The reform has come beneath assault by companies, however the ministry is in no temper to alter its thoughts, Kozlov defined.
“We are feeling all sorts of pressure, including using the media. But this is a strategy. It must be implemented,” the minister concluded.
Last month, it was revealed that the identical ministry proposed a ban on 28 single-use items in Russia, together with plates, glasses, cup lids and occasional capsules.
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