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Abramchenko: new rules for the disposal of packaging will be introduced from 2025


The new concept of extended producer responsibility (EPR), which obliges to completely recycle packaging, will work from 2025, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Victoria Abramchenko confirmed. She clarified that it was decided to place the responsibility for disposal on the manufacturer of the packaging, and not the manufacturer of the product.

In an interview RBC Mrs. Abramchenko specified that a conciliation meeting on this topic was held in January, and “it was hot”. According to her, someone suggested accepting “more stringent requirements”, while someone acted as a “business advocate” and insisted that “nothing is needed and everything is fine.” “The main dispute was when there will be a 100% packaging recycling standard – we decided to introduce this standard from 2025,” she clarified.

In Russia, ROP was introduced at the end of 2014, the recycling standard appeared in 2016-2017 only for some goods and amounted to only 5-10%. In addition, then he did not touch the packaging, which makes up half of all household waste. Since the end of 2019, the government has launched the reform of the EPR. At the end of last year, it was reported that the introduction of manufacturer liability for the disposal of packaging or the payment of an eco-fee, which was planned to be introduced from January 1, 2022, was postponed.

The new EPR concept was approved at the end of 2020. It was assumed that the norms for the disposal of 100% of packaging and the gradual increase in the norm for the disposal of goods will be in force from the beginning of 2022. However, the government decided to postpone it for a year. From 2025, Russia planned to introduce a ban on the sale of goods and packaging if information about manufacturers was not included in the register.

Details – in the material “Kommersant” “Money from the Bank.”

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Laura Keffer



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