Russia proposes to ban the import of plastic goods

The Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed to ban the import of plastic goods to Russia

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia proposes to ban the import of plastic goods into the Russian Federation, as well as limit the production of such products in the country, the Izvestia newspaper reports, citing sources in the department.

Sorted plastic

Sorted plastic

Anna Shulyatieva © IA REGNUM

The list submitted by the department includes 28 products. We are talking about disposable tableware, plastic containers, cups, bags and cotton swabs.

The authors of the initiative propose to replace these product categories with products made from biodegradable materials, glass, paper and wood. The Ministry of Industry and Trade confirmed to journalists that the department is discussing this issue with business representatives and specialized associations to assess the possibility and consequences of the innovation.

As reported IA REGNUMin August 2022, chief physician of the City Clinical Hospital No. 71 in Moscow, TV presenter Alexander Myasnikov wrote in his telegram channel that due to environmental pollution, plastic enters the human body, including the lungs and blood.

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